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Spiritual Therapy; September 8, 2020


Hebrews 12:12-13 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. I have taught Medical English at Nagasaki Rehabilitation College for over 38 years … Continue reading

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Suffering; August 18, 2020


Luke 22:41-44 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and … Continue reading

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Suffering; March 9, 2020


Philippians 1:29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him. Reading this I immediately thought of a report I read just recently of persecuted believers … Continue reading

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Parenting; October 15, 2019


Proverbs 13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. This is certainly a forgotten verse in much of society today! The 20th Century had lots of psychologists who insisted … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; May 18, 2019


Philippians 4:12-13 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living … Continue reading

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May 12, 2017


Deuteronomy 30:6 The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. Some people try to say that the … Continue reading

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July 12, 2016


Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the Lord’s great love for ever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. At first glance this Psalm seems out of place in a series on the theme of … Continue reading

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January 18, 2016


Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved, for you are the one I praise. The section from verse 5 on is very rich “wisdom literature,” to the point that … Continue reading

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November 9, 2015


Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” This is certainly a magnificent command/promise, and it bears … Continue reading

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September 6, 2015


Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. This is a verse I have quoted to others many times, but when my wife has so many painful … Continue reading

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