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Prayer

Lord have mercy on us. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Fresh Start Devotionals

Determination Playing baseball in October is a normal part of the game for 25 year-old Derek Jeter, the All-Star shortstop of the New York Yankees. The 2001 World Series was the fifth he’s played in during his brief career. Jeter is undoubtedly one of the premier players in the game. When Jeter was still in diapers, 42 year-old Mike Morgan pitched in his first Major League game. Morgan’s played for 12 Major League teams in his 24 year career, but has never made it to the World Series, never that is until 2001. During the top of the 8th inning of game 1 of the Series, Arizona Diamondback pitcher Morgan took to the mound and retired the Yanks in order. The third batter was Jeter, who ended his 14 game World Series hitting streak when he flied out to deep centerfield. “My father taught me a lot of things, and one of them was perseverance,” Morgan said. “I’m glad he did. Because I don’t think my career would have felt complete if I didn’t make it to the World Series.” Morgan will pro…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

January 14 TRUSTING JESUS Edgar Page Stites, 1836–1921 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:3–5 KJV) “Simply trusting every day” along a “stormy way,” “in danger” when “the path is drear” “if the way is clear”—what a valuable lesson for each of us to learn. We are so prone to look ahead in life to see how our problems will be solved or where our path will lead. We waste much time and energy in worrying instead of simply trusting, delighting, and committing our ways to the Lord. That’s how to find His strength and wisdom to face our problems and responsibilities for tomorrow and all the days ahead. Edgar Stites, an obscure but active lay worker, had learned that spiritual lesson. He discovered that “while He leads I cannot fall.” God’s way in our lives …