An Evening with Laura

9 I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ((Joshua 1:9, New Revised Standard Version) This is a strange thing for me. I have lived on or at least close to the coast my whole life. I grew up in the …

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The Declaration: Who Do They Say You Are? (Manuscript)

Today's Scripture - Matthew 16:13-20 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon …

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“Nine Reasons People Aren’t Singing in Worship,” an Editorial Review

I love being a part of worship. I also love to sing. When you put the two together, for me, you really have something. I don't understand why people don't sing in worship. "Well preacher you have never heard me sing." While that may be true, God gives us permission to sing bad and as …

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On Camping Out with God (Psalm 15)

Psalm 15 A psalm of David. 1 Who can live in your tent, Lord?    Who can dwell on your holy mountain?2 The person who    lives free of blame,    does what is right,        and speaks the truth sincerely;3     who does no damage with their talk,    does no harm to a friend,    doesn’t insult a neighbor;4     someone who despises        those who act wickedly,        but who honors those        who honor …

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