However, Apple maps aren't always so right and on target for navigation.
For instance, Siri will sometimes take you in circles or lead you to the back door of…Continue
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“Your rod and your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).
Long ago, I memorized Psalm 23, as I'm sure nearly every Christian has, and sometimes I pray through it, along with the Lord's Prayer, and, today, I've been thinking about verse 4, and wondering in what ways sheep are comforted by a shepherd's rod. I think I can understand how a staff might bring comfort to them, but the word rod makes me think of punishment ... beatings.
I've read that the rod is a weapon…Continue
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It still isn't feeling like home, but I'm making at least some bit of progress in becoming more acclimated to my new surroundings.
I wonder how long it will take after moving here for it to feel like home?
I've unpacked all of the boxes and the bags, except for the ones containing all of the…
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My older brother, who has chronic progressive liver disease, is in the ICU of a University Hospital in Ohio. He's been there since early yesterday morning, and, at first, the news was that he is in kidney failure but stable on life support and receiving dialysis.
Later, his wife reported that he's…Continue
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He must wear a white shirt, tie, dark dress slacks, and dress shoes.
People attending the ceremony can't wear casual attire, either, but must bring some "pomp and formality back to the outdoor…Continue
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Yesterday, in my morning devotions I read about God knowing our afflictions, based on the Lord saying to the Christians in Smyrna, “I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich!” (Revelation 2:9) and, then, this morning, I read about God knowing our love and faith, based on where He told the Christians at Thyatira, “I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first”(Revelation 2:19).
It's hard for me to separate what are my own plans and solutions from just surrendering to God's will. I think, at times, that maybe God always wants me to come up with solutions for myself, all by myself.
Maybe I'm wrong.
Maybe God really always wants to just work things out for us by…Continue