Author Archives: jgarrott

About jgarrott

Born and raised in Japan of missionary parents. Have been here as an adult missionary since 1981.

Seeking God; September 18, 2022


Psalm 105:2-4 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face … Continue reading

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Singing; September 17, 2022


Psalm 104:33-34 I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord. The thoughts expressed here … Continue reading

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Full-Time Faith; September 16, 2022


Psalm 100:1-2 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. When I have the whole Psalm pretty well memorized in two languages, it can be difficult to focus … Continue reading

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Trusting God’s Salvation; September 15, 2022


Psalm 98:2 The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. God does work in hidden ways we cannot see, but He also works in ways that should be obvious to the whole world. The … Continue reading

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Light; September 14, 2022


Psalm 97:11-12 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. The turn of phrase in the Japanese grabbed my attention as I … Continue reading

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Evangelism; September 13, 2022


Psalm 96:3-5 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are … Continue reading

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Emotions; September 12, 2022


Psalm 95:10-11 For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.” So I declared on oath in my anger, “They shall never enter … Continue reading

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Accountability; September 11, 2022


Psalm 94:9 Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? This supremely logical verse is precisely why many people try to deny the existence of a Creator. They jump through all sorts … Continue reading

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Age; September 10, 2022


Psalms 92:14-15 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” The first two verses of this Psalm are … Continue reading

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Mortality; September 9, 2022


Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. This Psalm is unique in being the only one attributed to Moses, and as such is perhaps worthy of special attention. It is … Continue reading

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