Hold to God’s u…

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Hold to God’s unchanging hand,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand;
Build your hopes on things eternal,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand.

One of my favorite hymns, “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand”.

  • One which speaks to the Trust all abiding Christians can have in their Shepherd.

  • Psalm 89:13-14

As I walked out…

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“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison”.

Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)

  • After 27 years in jail, Mandela’s lack of bitterness alone is a legacy . . . to all who’ve been unjustly wronged by someone.
  • “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” (Matthew 6:14 NKJV).

Enjoy all your …

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Enjoy all your blessings and endure all your stressful moments.    But be ready for an odd turn which requires your full faith and God’s intervention.   

  • Don’t be too giddy about the good or too bothered by the bad!

  • Even if things take an unexpected turn, God’s got your back.   That’s what I call Divine Assurance!

From Nine Paradoxes of Christian Living post.

Greg Silverthorne

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Vocation does n…

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“Vocation does not come from willfulness.   It comes from listening.”

  • Parker J. Palmer
  • He was featured in “What’s Life Saying to You?” last Saturday.    Parker:  “The deepest vocational question is not “What ought I to do with my life?”    It is the more elemental and demanding “Who am I?   What is my nature?
  • Look for a follow-up Palmer/Work life post next Saturday.

Cowardice a…

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Cowardice asks the question – is it safe?
Expediency asks the question – is it politic?
Vanity asks the question – is it popular?
But conscience asks the question – is it right?

And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right. [Emphasis added]

  • Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • In a February 1968 speech . . . A Proper Sense of Priorities.      February is Black History Month.