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Through the praise of children & infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe & the avenger. ~ Psalm 8:2

A Year with Aslan from The Horse & His Boy

Shasta has been walking across a desert on his way to meet up with others, & he gets more & more anxious with each step.  & it says ..

He now realized when they arranged to wait for one another no one had said anything about how long.  He couldn’t wait here for the rest of his life! & soon it would be dark again, & he’d have another night just like last night.  A dozen different plans went thru his head…& at last he fixed on the worst plan of all.

One day, in heaven, our minds will not go automatically to the cynical – but only to praise.

 

Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center

 

With the moral decay, the celebration of sin & nation fighting nation it’s easy to get depressed.

 

Even the author of Psalm 73, when talking about the wicked prospering, said “They have no struggles” .. but that’s not reality.  Appearances can be deceiving.  Even those who appear to have the world on a string have struggles. The key is to not focus on others, but on what God is doing through you.  & remember to say thanks.

 

Quotes

AW Tozer ~ How to Be Filled With the Spirit

If you were to go to a church & ask the preacher “Do you believe the Lord answers prayer & heals the sick?”, he’d say “Sure” .. but if he doesn’t teach it, it doesn’t do any good.  The same is true of the fullness of the Holy Spirit.  Evangelical Christianity believes it, but nobody [seems to] experience it.  It lies under the snow, forgotten.  I’m praying God will melt away that ice, & let it spring up again .. alive.

CS Lewis ~ Mere Christianity

If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.

Matt Redman ~ Facedown

Creation is alive with musicality – every sound, note & strain is a response to the divine.

Narrative of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

On the one hand there stood slavery – a stern reality.  On the other hand, away back in the dim distance, under the flickering light of the north star, behind some craggy hill or snow covered mountain, stood a doubtful freedom – half-frozen – beckoning us to come & share its hospitality.

Philip Yancey ~ What’s So Amazing About Grace?

The image Jesus used to describe the church’s destiny – “the gates of hell will not prevail against it” – is a metaphor of offense, not defense.  Christians are storming the gates, & they will prevail.  No matter how it looks at any point in history, the gates guarding the powers of evil will not withstand an assault by grace.

Oswald Chambers ~ The Love of God

The world does not bid you to sing, but God does.  Words & emotions pass, so when the duller moments come & the mind requires something more certain, remember love is not an attribute of God – it IS God.  Whatever God is, love is.

Scriptures

John 12:32

Romans 8:19

Isaiah 40:31

Galatians 4:4-5

Psalm 61:5

Acts 5

Revelation 5:13

Peter & Shannyn – Friday, 8/1

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Shannyn this morning told us about pin on How To Make A Homemade Body Wrap .. that worked!

Peter & Shannyn – Thursday, 7/31

This morning we talked with Lindsay Matush of Kenya Refugee Crisis about her effort to reunite families.

 

 

Friday August 1

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Thursday July 31

What are you thankful for?

Family Life Radio member Deb says she’s thankful God was watching over my daughter yesterday when the brake line went out in her car on the way home from work.

 

Wednesday July 30

Besides keeping Jesus at the center of your marriage what do you do to intentionally keep your marriage strong? Our colleagues came up with a list.

Family Life Radio member Julie says after God, make your husband top priority.

 

Tuesday July 29

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Jonny Diaz explains what More Beautiful You is all about.

 

 

Monday July 28

What advice would you give to new parents?

Monday July 28

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Big Daddy Weave‘s song Overwhelmed is now playing on Family Life Radio . Mike Weaver shares the story behind the song…

Word for Your Life

“Small is the gate & narrow the road that leads to life, & only a few find it. ~ Matthew 7:14

A Year with Aslan from Prince Caspian

One of the hardest lessons for us to learn is that God sometimes brings the world alive through ways we wouldn’t choose.

Nikabrik the Dwarf is with the Pevensies, in a sticky situation, & he wants to call on the powers of the White Witch – because she has power he can understand.  He says ..

Aslan & the Kings go together. Either Aslan is dead, or he’s not on our side. Or else something stronger than himself keeps him back. And if he did come—how do we know he’d be our friend?”

Maybe that can help us understand why so many don’t seem all that anxious to come to Jesus, because they don’t know they can trust Him.

Quotes

Jews for Jesus

God can be trusted to care for Israelis & Palestinians – & anyone else worldwide, & there will be sense to it because He is watching over the situation. Psalm 121:4 says “He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep”, but his promises go beyond Israel’s safety & even beyond justice. Through Israel’s Messiah, peace with God & with each other is an option for all who believe.

Daily Walk Devotion ~ Intentional Living Center

In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul tells the church “Everything we do is for your strengthening.”

Red Adair became world famous for being the go to guy when it came to putting out oil fires.  (John Wayne even played him in the movie of his life).  Sometimes when people would bristle at how much he charged, he’d say…

If you think it’s expensive to hire a pro, wait until you hire an amateur.

Likewise, our homes & workplaces will benefit if we become professionals at putting out those little fires that can build up in our relationships.  Maybe God is using your circumstances to strengthen your abilities to move yourself & others to new places of maturity.

Donald Miller ~ Blue Like Jazz

When we reduce Christianity to math we defile the Holy.  You can’t be a Christian without being a mystic.

Brennan Manning ~ The Ragamuffin Gospel

The trouble with our ideals is that if we live up to all of them, we become impossible to live with.  The tilted halo of the saved sinner is worn loosely & with easy grace, & the deeper we grow in the Spirit of Jesus, the poorer we become.

Robert Capon ~ Parables of the Kingdom

…for us, heaven is an unearthly, humanly irrelevant condition in which paper-winged spirits sit on clouds & play tinkly music until their pipe-cleaner halos fall off from boredom.  But in Scripture it’s a city with boys & girls playing in the streets; building that use amethysts for cinder blocks & pearls for gates.  It is, in short, earth wedded – not earth jilted.

Philip Yancey ~ What’s So Amazing About Grace?

Forgiving frees a prisoner, & the prisoner is me.  A rabbi, who moved from Germany to America after WWII, said…

Before I came to America, I had to forgive Adolph Hitler.  I didn’t want to bring him inside me to my new country.”

Jay Milbrandt ~ Go + Do

I feel more alive when I’m climbing or surfing.  I wonder if man’s natural attraction to fear is actually a disguised attraction to God.  If it is, then it’s no surprise that society is so focused on safety.  We design life with blunt edges, & either perish in safety or find adventure in the wrong places.

Christopher Ash ~ Job: The Wisdom of the Cross

If you believe in any kind of justice, [the story of Job] would seem to contradict your beliefs…a man who doesn’t deserve to suffer finds himself suffering intensely & deeply.  In their world, good things only happen to good people & bad things only to bad people.  The Cross shows that at the heart of history there is undeserved suffering that makes possible undeserved blessing

Scriptures

Romans 15:13

2 Corinthians 5:17

Romans 5:3-5

1 Corinthians 15:9-11

Daniel 7:27-28