Hymn day: “Moment by Moment”

HYMN DAY! “Moment by Moment” by Daniel Webster Whittle. You’ll want to listen to this one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qsRsI5a1F8 Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine; Living with Jesus a new life divine; Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine, Moment by...

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He makes things new

“…nothing new under the sun.” Given how technology changes every day and new gadgets show up in television commercials every week, this doesn’t seem like a very accurate statement, does it? But it really is true. From the beginning of time, people have tried to find...

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Peace and rest

Solomon became frustrated by the endless cycles of nature because they reminded him of humans going in circles, expending effort without much to show for it. He called these pursuits “wearisome.” It’s almost depressing to think that no matter what people saw or heard...

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Overflowing

(Note: The reference is incorrect…should be Ecc. 1:6. Sorry about that!) Think about all the tributaries, from tiny creeks to mighty rivers, carrying water to the sea. Yet the sea never overflows. As Solomon said, it’s “never full.” We can try filing our lives with...

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Plenty in Christ

My mom used to say there are no certainties in life except death and taxes. (It was a joke.) There are a few others. The earth’s and the sun’s presence are two of them, but when it comes right down to it, even the earth has an expiration date. However, when compared...

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Worth beyond anything on earth

“Under the sun” carries a special meaning here, because it refers to earth, not heaven (which is above the sun). In his philosophical way, Solomon was asking, “What’s the point of us being down here?” From the beginning of time, survival depended on working hard....

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Sound advice

Ecclesiastes is one of those books in the Bible that can leave you scratching your head, wondering whaaaat? But when we understand that it’s the philosophical musings of a man--a wise king!--who seemingly had it all, things begin to make more sense. The futility of...

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Awe-inspiring creation

I love watching clouds, observing sunrises, and chasing sunsets. And I’m not quiet about it, either. LOL A few years ago, on the way to school, my then-8-year-old grandson exclaimed, “Gramma, look at the sky!” Sunbeams had burst from clouds like a series of...

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Always faithful

Friends can be fickle or traitorous. Family members can ignore us or hurt us or abandon us or make us feel as if we don’t matter at all. But, praise God, He is always faithful. He never turns away from us. He never forsakes us. If you’re feeling a little lost and...

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He’s listening

When my girls were babies, I learned the meaning of their different cries. I could differentiate between a hungry cry, an “I’m wet” cry, a cry of pain, and a cry of boredom. I’m just a human mom, so how much more must God—who is perfect in every way—recognize the...

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