Praying for Our Families

Praying for Our Families

Gen. 25:21 - "And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren."

It was touching to read about Isaac's tender concern for his wife as he brought her before God in prayer. As a husband I need to be reminded that it's my privilege and responsibility to care for my wife even by taking her concerns before the throne of God...

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Avoiding Divine Lethargy

Avoiding Divine Lethargy

Gen. 28:17 - Jacob was afraid and said, “ How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”

An author shared the following insight.  "Artists talk of the dynamic of visual lethargy, which means that the more you see of something, the less you actually see it.  On that drive to work the first day, you are conscious of all the sights and sounds.  You notice that beautiful grove of ancient tress and...

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They Brought Him Out of the Pit

They Brought Him Out of the Pit

Gen. 41:14 - "Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh."

As I read Genesis 41 last week there were several things that made me consider Pharaoh and Joseph in a new light. Have you thought much about their conference before? Let's first remember that Joseph was a foreign shepherd turned slave...

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I Am Your Shield

I Am Your Shield

Gen. 15:1 - After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: "Fear not, Abram, I  am your shield; your reward shall be very great."

When it comes to "combat" in our home, we have seen multiple kinds of hand-made weapons and armor. We have seen cardboard-box armor, capes and blankets that become "invisibility cloaks", and hand-held shields fashioned from frisbees and tape...

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