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February 21—Kindness The word for today is kindness. “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the simple-hearted; when I was in great need, he saved me” (Ps. 116:5-6). “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made” (Ps. 145:8-9). “And so, as those who ha...

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February 8—A Pearl for Today “I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart” (Ps. 101:2 KJV). WALK WITHIN THY HOUSE WITH A PERFECT HEART Lord, how I long to serve Thee upon some great mission field And have the world see how much I love Thee, By this, my sacrifice. “Nay”, came His voice so gentle, yet so fir...

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February 7—Failure The word for today is failure. “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope” (Ps. 130:1-5). “There is a way that se...

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January 30—Aging The word for today is aging. “The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. … Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Ps. 90:10, 12). “When Joshua was old and well advanced in years, the Lord said to him, ‘You are very old, ...

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January 29—Worry The word for today is worry. “Do not be anxious then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’ For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore d...

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January 25— A Pearl for Today “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jer. 33:3 NASB). JESUS PAID IT ALL Four of our five children attended Biola, a Christian university in LaMirada, California, in the Los Angeles area. Don and I have lived more than 30 years in Texas, where we raised our family. It was a big adjustment for us ...

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January 23—Brokenness The word for today is brokenness. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Ps. 34:18). “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” (Ps. 51:17). “‘Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?’ declares the Lord. ‘This is the one I esteem...

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