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Augustine’s Confessions My Confessions

“Grant me, Lord, to know and understand which is first, to call on Thee or to praise Thee? and, again, to know Thee or to call on Thee? for who can call on Thee, not knowing Thee? for he that knoweth Thee not, may call on Thee as other than Thou art. Or, is it rather, that we […]

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Self-pity

No one wants to listen to someone expressing self-pity.  I was told yesterday, stop this self-pity.  That’s probably what promoted me to come to my blog site this  morning.  I have thoughts, feelings, and want to express them.  No one wants to hear them, no one I can think of.  But maybe there are some […]

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My hope, my trust

“For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.” (Psalm 71:5) Dear God, as I look around the snow and see how beautiful it is, I see that what you have created is good. On this day, as I go about the day, help me to focus, help me to […]

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the spirit of the Lord

61 The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,     because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,     to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,     and release to the prisoners; (Isaiah 61:1) It is not a little thing to claim, that the Spirit of the Lord is […]

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all who are falling

The Lord is faithful in all his words,     and gracious in all his deeds. 14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,     and raises up all who are bowed down. (Psalm 145: 13b-14) I read this passage earlier this morning.  then started feeling like I was failing in my attempts to do my studies.  And I went to read this […]