365 days of praise

Thursday – 26/12/13

Jesus’ priesthood is permanent. He’s there from now to eternity to save everyone who comes to God through him, always on the job to speak...

Wednesday – 25/12/13

Glory to God in the highest [heaven], and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased [men of goodwill, of His favor]. (Luke...

Tuesday – 24/12/13

It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking...

Monday – 23/12/13

Papà says: “When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. Yes, when you...

Sunday – 22/12/13

Do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate...

Saturday – 21/12/13

She wandered off into the desert of Beersheba. When the water was gone, she left the child under a shrub and went off, fifty yards or so....

Friday – 20/12/13

There are a lot of people around who can’t wait to tell you what you’ve done wrong, but there aren’t many fathers willing to take the...

Thursday – 19/12/13

“Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live...

Wednesday – 18/12/13

Pilate said, “What is truth?” (John 18:38). How many times and in how many ways have we all asked this question …? And I’m sure that...

Tuesday – 17/12/13

If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our...

Monday – 16/12/13

My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to...

Sunday – 15/12/13

If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of...

Saturday – 14/12/13

Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was...

Friday – 13/12/13

…Avoid the talk-show religion and the practiced confusion of the so-called experts. People caught up in a lot of talk can miss the whole...

Thursday – 12/12/13

Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you’ve got, be resolute, and love without stopping. (1 Cor 16:13)....

Wednesday – 11/1213

But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a...

Tuesday – 10/12/13

Papà says to YOU: “Listen, dear ones—get this straight; O Israel, don’t take this lightly. Don’t take up with strange gods, don’t worship...

Monday – 9/12/13

But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and...

Sunday – 8/12/13

No doubt about it! God is good-good to good people, good to the good-hearted. But I nearly missed it, missed seeing his goodness. I was...

Saturday 7/12/13

Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs...

Friday – 6/12/13

God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and...

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