Blueprints for a New Year

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for He gives to His beloved sleep....

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The Blood

Then one of the elders addressed me (John), saying, "Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?" I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and...

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Adrift

Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea. 2 Corinthians 11:25I wonder if Adrian Vasquez feels blessed or cursed.He might feel he is cursed because he had to bury two of his friends at...

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The Answer

Fifteen years ago I found myself working in a local lumber mill. The hours were long. The work was dangerous. And the pay was low. Everyday was a struggle physically. The heat was oppressive in the Summer and the cold was constant in the Winter. My back would burn...

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The Anchor

They were experiencing a long night of the soul. God's touch seemed to vanish.It was 1992. A father had died, health problems were rampant, and he was burned out after 19 years pastoring. His church was entering the first stages of a split.Summer arrived and his wife...

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The Best Knot Name

Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me. (Psalm 50:15) In the Florida Keys there’s a landmark bait and tackle shop named Capt. Hook’s. It’s crammed full of fishing items and eclectic paraphernalia. Small signs dot the walls, like...

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