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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 28

  Sunday Reflection: The Promise of Justice We frequently think of justice in a negative light—as punishment or vindication—but it’s also immensely positive. In fact, the Hebrew word mishpat, which is commonly translated as “judgment” or “justice,” conveys a sense … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 18

  A Biblical Pattern for Prayer Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord’s Prayer has been prayed by countless people, but Jesus intended it to be a pattern for praying, not simply a recitation. When we use it as a model and consider … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 13

  Staying on Course Hebrews 12:1-2 The Christian life can be likened to a race with a finish line in eternity. Our goal is to stay on track and run with endurance, but we won’t know the way forward unless … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 21

Momentary Pleasure Genesis 25:19-34 Decisions have consequences. That can be a good thing, but at times we end up dealing with lifelong repercussions. Then we look back and wish our decision had been wiser. For example, in exchange for a … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 10

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Perspective It’s easy to get wrapped up in the rhythms of daily life—jobs, family and social commitments, homes, to-do lists, and even time-consuming distractions. We go from one thing to the next, usually focused on … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 24

When Adversity Hits, Look Up Psalm 27:1-14 Where do you go for help when storms come into your life? Trouble has a way of drawing our focus downward to the immediate situation rather than upward to the Lord, who reigns … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 26

Recognizing God’s Handiwork Psalm 33:3-11 Sometimes it’s hard to understand what God is doing in your life, but over time I’ve learned that we can identify His fingerprints in several ways: First, the work God does is creative and powerful. … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 7

The Moments That Sustain Us Psalm 145:1-21 When life falls apart, what do you do? All of us face hard circumstances—and some of these are very painful situations that last a long time. Unless we have a purposeful focus, joy … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 3

A Living Hope 1 Peter 1:1-9 Hope is a belief or expectation that something will happen. If it doesn’t, we may experience discouragement, depression, or even despair. So how can we remain hopeful? First, remember the reason for our confidence: … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: FEBRUARY 22

Praying in a Crisis James 5:13-18 The New King James Version of James 5:16 says “the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” Effective—that is exactly what we want our prayers to be, especially in crisis. Let’s look … Continue reading

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