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Prayer, Thought

The Lord God Almighty is good to those whom bless him with the praises of their mouth's and does his work according to his commandments and precepts. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Fresh Start Devotionals

Falling Walls In the wake of the most recent shuttle disaster, I spent some time reflecting about the day Dad called us all into the Living Room to watch history in the making. All Neil Armstrong did was take a small step, but Dad was right, it was history—it was a “giant leap for mankind.” He’d crossed a barrier—a wall if you will, that changed the world. Since that night, I’ve always been keenly aware when I was watching history unfold. There was the brisk fall evening in 1988 with Kirk Gibson hobbled up to the plate in the World Series. His bat had propelled the Dodgers into the Series against the A’s, but it didn’t look like he’d be able to help them now, with him being gimpy and all. But in a gutsy move, Lasorda sent him to the plate with the game on the line. Gibson knocked one out of the park and hobbled around the bases to lead his team to victory that day and provided a spark to his team to take the series. Who’d of thought that knocking a ball over a wall would have that k…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

February 6 THE LOVE OF GOD Words and Music by Frederick M. Lehman, 1868–1953 The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17) Never has God’s eternal love been described more vividly than in the words of this greatly loved hymn: “measureless,” “strong,” “evermore endure …” The unusual third stanza of the hymn was a small part of an ancient lengthy poem composed in 1096 by a Jewish songwriter, Rabbi Mayer, in Worms, Germany. The poem, entitled “Hadamut,” was written in the Arabic language. The lines were found one day in revised form on the walls of a patient’s room in an insane asylum after the patient’s death. The opinion has since been that the unknown patient, during times of sanity, adapted from the Jewish poem what is now the third verse of “The Love of God.” The words of this third stanza were quoted one day at a Nazarene campmeeting. In the meeting …