Category Archives: joy

stretch limbo

stretch limbo Deuteronomy 16:12-15 Deuteronomy 16:12 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt; carefully watch these prescriptions. Deuteronomy 16:13 “You are to celebrate the Festival of Huts1 for seven days when you have gathered in everything from your threshing floor … Continue reading

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enjoy, but be considerate

  enjoy, but be considerate Deuteronomy 12:15 “But whenever you want, you may slaughter and eat meat within any of your city gates, according to the empowerment Yahveh your God has given you. Those who are pure or contaminated may … Continue reading

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recovery is going to happen

Joel 2:21-24 (JDV) Joel 2:21 Don’t fear, ground; shriek ecstatically and be glad, because Yahveh has done astonishing things. Joel 2:22 Don’t fear, wild animals, because the open country pastures have turned green, the trees bear their fruit, and the … Continue reading

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Lettering in the red letters

John 15:7-10 Joh 15:7 If you stay on me and my sayings stay in you, ask whatever you want and it will happen for you. Joh 15:8 My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and show … Continue reading

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because of that day

THE SECRET TO CHRISTIAN JOY Luke 6:20-23 Luk 6:20 Then he raised his eyes toward his disciples and said: “You who are poor are actually blessed, because the kingdom of God belongs to you. Luk 6:21 “You who hunger now … Continue reading

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the celebrating soul

Luke 1:46-49 Luk 1:46 And Mary said, “My soul celebrates the greatness of the Lord, Luk 1:47 and my spirit has been exuberantly joyful over God my Savior, Luk 1:48 because he has looked upon the humble state of his … Continue reading

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the initial evidence

Luke 1:43-45 Luk 1:43 And how can this be happening to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? Luk 1:44 Because — notice, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the unborn baby … Continue reading

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from dark hair to dark days

LIFE IS SHORT, ENJOY IT Ecclesiastes 11:7-10 7 That morning light is sweet, and it is a good thing for the eyes to see that sun rising. 8 Even someone living many years can rejoice in them all; yet that … Continue reading

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your reward in life

ENGAGE, BUT REMEMBER Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 7 Go on, eat your bread with gladness, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; because God has already shown approval of your works. 8 Let your clothes stay white all the time, and … Continue reading

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mystery and joy

LET GOD SORT IT OUT Ecclesiastes 8:14-17 14 Here’s another example of impermanence reigning in the land: that there are righteous people who get what the wicked deserve, and there are wicked people who get what the righteous deserve. I … Continue reading

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