Walking in The Holy Spirit’s Stunning Power

Gate Beautiful

The Beautiful Gate or Eastern Gate where the lame beggar sat was the largest gate to the temple and the most beautiful. In Hebrew, the name of the gate means “Gate of Mercy.” It took 20 men to move the gate. The gate faces the Mount of Olives across the Kidron Valley. It was sealed shut, and a cemetery was placed before its entrance to render anyone who walked through the cemetery unclean. Jewish tradition says that the Messiah will come through the Eastern Gate when He comes to reign. Ezekiel writes of the glory of God entering the temple through the Eastern Gate.

Look at him! He’s walking. He’s jumping. He’s prancing around and praising God. Wait … he’s going into the temple with those men. He can’t do that; he’s unclean. Hasn’t he been lame since birth? I’ve seen him begging every day for decades. What happened?

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Magnify the Lord with Thanksgiving!

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Bless the Lord, O My Soul!

Lovingkindness and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Psalm 85:10

From winged artists’ palettes to fragrant nectar, from heavenly light and color displays to rolling hills and flatlands, our Father’s artistry and character shine forth as righteousness and peace kiss each other and spill onto the earth and all its inhabitants. May your Thanksgiving be filled with abundant delights as you meditate on the blessings our Lord has bestowed upon you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Prayer of All Time

Our Father Who is in heaven
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

How many times have you recited the “Our Father”? Hundreds? Thousands?

Have you meditated on this prayer?

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Unspoken sacrifices of military families … for freedom

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So many unspoken sacrifices for our freedom. Thank you to our active duty military members, our veterans, and their families. Please thank a military member, a veteran, and their families for their services.

Walking in God's Promises

My daughter, Kristin, and I had the privilege of following Keith across the globe as he served in the Air Force.

We’ve lived in the Pacific, in Europe, on the East Coast and the West Coast and in the middle.  Although Kristin and I were not active duty military members, I felt as though we served our country.  I had dreamed of a degree … but that was delayed. I had dreamed of a career … but that was delayed. Our priority was to keep the family solid … to support Keith as he did his part to preserve the freedom of America … the freedom of Americans who would never know the sacrifices we made.

The unspoken sacrifices.

I remember Kristin’s response when a new acquaintance asked her where she was from. Her reply, “No where.” You see, we moved every two or three years. She felt like no…

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