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Showing posts from January 15, 2012

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012 | EPIPHANY SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY YEAR B Old Testament 1 Samuel 3:1–10 (11–20) Psalm Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18 New Testament 1 Corinthians 6:12–20 Gospel John 1:43–51 Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Fresh Start Devotionals

Determination “And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus.” 1 Cor. 1:8 (MsgB) “The Apprentice” is required viewing for some business school students across the country as their professors are using the show as a starting point for discussion on successful business practices. Certainly Donald Trump knows something about success. He also knows something about failure. In the early ’90‘s Trump was $900 million in the hole. Today his accumulated wealth is in the 2.5 to $5 billion range. The Donald has “Seven Rules of Success.” The third one might be the most important, it is, “You cannot stop if there is a concrete wall in front of you, you have to go through it. You can never, ever give up or even think in terms of giving up. “A rule Trump obviously lives by. He didn’t give up, even when his situation looked hopeless. He continued to pursue his dream of accumulating wealth. If Trump can be persistent …

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

January 15 GOD LEADS US ALONG Words and Music by George A. Young, 19th century You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And being with You, I desire nothing on earth. (Psalm 73:24, 25) The more clearly we see the sovereignty of God and depend on His providential care, the less perplexed we will be by life’s calamities. He does not lead me year by year, nor even day by day; But step by step my path unfolds; my Lord directs the way. —Unknown The author and composer of “God Leads Us Along” was an obscure preacher and carpenter who spent a lifetime humbly serving God in small rural areas. Often the salary was meager and life was difficult for his family. Through it all, however, George Young and his wife never wavered in their loyalty to God and His service. The story is told that after much struggle and effort, the George Young family was finally able to move into their own small home, which they had built themselve…