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Beatitudes | Day 8

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 Growing up in a home with a dad who was a police officer this was one of the verses I heard often. It wasn’t until later in life that I understood that my dad had to go into some very dark …

Beatitudes | Day 6

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7 I remember back several years ago we were attending a small church and like many churches they asked us to take a spiritual gifts assessment. It was no surprise that my assessment showed that I had strong Pastoral, and Exhortation giftings followed closely …

Matthew 5:4

Beatitudes | Day 3

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Unlike yesterday’s verse, I can totally relate to this one.  It has been a rough year. The loss of family on my husband’s side, started us off; losing 3 of my husband’s aunts. Then between my husband and I we have lost 3 …

Beatitudes | Day 1

Matthew 5:1-2 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them… I often wonder what it would have been like to be in the crowd when Jesus taught on the Beatitudes. I wonder if the people in the …

A Father to the Fatherless

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. Psalm 68:5 Yesterday was Father’s Day, mixed in with all the celebratory wishes to their dads, I also came across heartbreaking posts from those missing a father. Some miss their father because they passed away, or lived great distances away and …