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Showing posts from February 26, 2012

Prayer, Thought for Today

Lord, I come before You thanking You for another day that You have made. Thank You for this moment that I take in blessing and thanking You for Your Son Jesus for who I accepted as my Lord and Savior! I bless this Your day--The Lord's Day-in the Christian world. I pray that all Christian's bless this Your day and go to their respected houses of worship and serve You with all humility and humbleness from their hearts, minds and indwelling spirit. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

First Sunday in Lent

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012 | LENT FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT Old Testament Genesis 3:1–15 Psalm Psalm 91 New Testament 2 Corinthians 6:1–10 Gospel Matthew 4:1–11Christian Worship One Year Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

Fresh Start Devotionals

A Fresh Start Spring (Ah-Ah-Ah-Choo), is in the air. Yeah, I know about the allergies, but other than that, I love Spring, don’t you? The trees around our home are getting their blossoms, the birds are dusting off their feathers and warming up their voices, and the Sun is getting ready for summer. Utility bills are lower because it isn’t hot enough to need the air conditioner yet, and it isn’t cold enough to need the heater either. Not too hot, or cold, it is just right. The “boys of summer” are putting on their leggings and getting ready to connect the hickory with leather. (The sound of Angels clapping their hands.) Can life get any better than this? Next month the Fish & Game department will start stocking the mountain streams in New Mexico with some hungry ‘bows ready to swallow my hook. Many people start their calender year with January 1, not me, fishin’ season starts April 1, (Hmmm, April fools day, a fitting day to begin fishing season) that’s when my new year begins. …

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

February 26 GOD BE WITH YOU Jeremiah E. Rankin, 1828–1904 The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. (Romans 16:20) It is my joy in life to find at every turning of the road, The strong arms of a comrade kind to help me onward with my load. And since I have no gold to give, and love alone can make amends— My daily prayer is, while I live, “God, make me worthy of my friends.” —Unknown Often we hear someone tell us glibly to “have a good day!” Would not a far better farewell for Christians be the loving wish of today’s hymn text—“God be with you”? The added thought of “till we meet again” suggests a sincere desire for continued friendship. The writer of this hymn text, Dr. Jeremiah Rankin, pastored several prominent Congregational churches throughout the East until 1889, when he became president of Howard University, the noted school for the education of black students. A powerful preacher and an excellent leader and promoter of congregational singing, Rankin wrote much poetry,…