I know the plans I have for you…

One year since we moved to a new state. One year since our waiting ended and we moved for the fourth time since we were married and the second to last time before we were settled. Tomorrow, we will have been married for 2 years. In two months, our puppy will be a year old. …

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Speaking the Truth in Love

When Peter begins his message to the people gathered on Pentecost, he gives them a history lesson (Acts 2:1-41). These people were Jewish and knew their history, or at least they should have. The only reason they were in Jerusalem at that time is because of a feast. But Peter reviews it with them so …

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Have Mercy on Me, O God

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out all my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. ~ Psalm 51:1-2 ~ Have mercy on me. The phrase "have mercy on" is repeated a couple dozen times in Scripture, from Exodus …

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How Majestic is His Name!

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You have made him a little lower than the angels and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works …

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Hymns: Before the Throne of God

Charitie (Smith) Bancroft was born June of 1841 in Dublin, Ireland. Her father was a Reverend at the Colebrooke Church in Dublin, and her "talent for poetic composition" arose early in her life. Charitie's first poems and hymns were published before she was even twenty! Outside of her writing, little is known about her life …

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