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Prayer, Thought for Today

Heavenly Father, I thank You for this Your Sabbath Day that many religious denominations keep. Bless those denominations that keep Your Sabbath Day of worship that began 6:00 PM Friday through 6:00 PM Saturday. For those people that do not like those denominations that keep Your Sabbath Day, I pray that they understand Your Word Your command to "Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy." In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Fresh Start Devotionals

Fishing I never really fished much when I was young, but I always wanted to. One of my grandfathers was an avid fisherman, and I did go out with him a few times, but I don’t really remember ever catching a fish with him. Grumps was serious about his fishing, but not quite as serious at teaching his grandchildren to fish. There is an old saying, “you can go fishing or you can take a boy fishing, but you can’t do both.” I suppose Grumps chose to do the former rather than the latter. Growing up, we didn’t really live next to water. Oh, there were a few catfish ponds on some of the West Texas ranches, and I do recall my Dad taking me out a couple of times, but I don’t remember catching any fish. For many years, fishing was something I’d attempt to do on vacations, but was never any good at it until I finally broke down and asked a friend for help. Almost fifteen years ago, we moved to Central California near several lakes and many of the men in the church were accomplished fishermen. I…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

February 18 HE LIFTED ME Words and Music by Charles H. Gabriel, 1856–1932 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. (Psalm 40:2, 3) O the love that sought me! O the blood that bought me! O the grace that brought me to the fold! Wondrous grace that brought me to the fold! —W. Spencer Walton Occasionally it is good for each of us as Christians to reflect seriously on a question such as this: “Where would I be today if God had not transformed my life, established my ways, and given me a life of joy and praise?” With all of the allurements of sin so rampant in today’s society, we must readily confess that except for the love and grace of God, we too could find ourselves with broken and shameful lives. But we have been accepted into the beloved and made children of the heavenly kingdom. Through the redemptive work of Christ, we have been given a…