10 Years Healed! A Name For Each Year

Come and listen, all you who fear God,
and I will tell you what he did for me.
For I cried out to him for help,
praising him as I spoke.
Psalm 66:16-17

There is no cure for fibromyalgia.

Brain fog, pain, fatigue, and depression plagued me for about 15 years.

Pills for pain, pills for sleep, pills to wake me up, pills to counteract the effects of the other pills, and handfuls of supplements filled my days and nights.

The work that I thought God had placed before me demanded too much from me, and my doctor encouraged me to resign.

One Saturday, I told God that I must have misunderstood His direction and that I would resign that Monday.

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Do You Long for Peace?

“The mob rocked our friends’ cars. Kids were inside. They’ve threatened to target our kids on the school buses. Some women are taking their kids back to the states. I’m thinking of taking Kristin back.”

On April 14, 1986, America bombed Libya to retaliate for the country’s sponsorship of terrorism against Americans. We lived off base near Aviano Air Base in Italy, not far from terrorist headquarters.

Different threats today, but frightening circumstances bombard us.

What do you long for? Peace? Courage? Contentment? Boldness?

God is near. He protects, provides, and empowers.

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What’s Your Favorite Name for God?

Lift up your heads, O gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts,
he is the King of glory! Selah
Psalm 24:9-10

Some commentators believe that this is David’s song as he brought the ark of the covenant from Obed-edom to Jerusalem, 1 Chronicles 15:5. David danced and rejoiced as he led the procession singing and praising the King of glory, the LORD of hosts.

Did your parents search for just the right name for you before you were born? Did they give you a nickname? Mine was “Missy.” Can you guess why my Daddy named me that?

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Who Is Your Godly Example?

Worship first and 20:25 minutes later, a teaching on Nehemiah 5.

Internal and external threats bombard us and wreak havoc on the unity of our marriages, our families, our workplaces, our churches, our communities, and our nation.

When I encounter threats, sometimes I lash out in anger, cower, or consult a friend.

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