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Thursday, July 19, 2018

     “He that dwells in the help of the Most High shall abide in the shelter of the God of heaven. He shall say unto the Lord: You are my helper and my refuge. He is my God, and I will hope in him.” (Ps 90: 1-2, Septuagint-translation)

     The words we choose to say about ourselves affect the way we act and are. These words of Psalm 90 paint a picture for me, of how I’d like to see myself throughout this day, “abiding in the shelter” of God’s grace. I will go about my business, doing the things I need to do and having the conversations I need to have. But all the while I will also be walking in God’s “house,” in His presence, and “dwelling” in His help.

     Lord, I open my heart to Your presence this morning, because I can. “You are my helper and my refuge,” and I will hop...

Friday, November 24, 2017

He who dwells in the help of the Most High shall abide in the shelter of the God of heaven. He shall say to the Lord, ‘You are my helper and my refuge. He is my God, and I hope in him.” (Ps 90: 1-2, Septuagint-translation)

After a few days of traveling, far away from my own bed, habitual surroundings and routine, I appreciate the unchanging “refuge” of familiar Scripture-passages like this one. I can “dwell” and “abide” in a stable place, if I choose to lean on God, in a God-focused way of being, regardless of the various places and gatherings and persons/personalities I find myself confronted with. 

So let me make this “Black” Friday a good kind of “black,” – the kind that signifies the veil of God’s protection, draped over me, wherever and however I am. Let me say in my heart, throughout...

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