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The Positive Consequence of Scorching Heat

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” Psalm 42:1

At first, it may be hard to think of anything positive that can result from living in scorching heat. But there is one that came to mind this week, as the temperatures rose into the 90’s.

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Three Essentials for your “To Do” List

There are many things “to do” in life. It can be overwhelming. In order to keep track, we make lists, fill our calendar, resort to placing sticky notes in all sorts of places, while trying our best to also keep a constant mental list going.

I’m not sure any of that will ever change. Life can be complex, and lists help. But I have found three essentials in scripture that if included at the top of our daily list, seem to make the heart lighter, the mind more focused and peaceful, and our “to do’s” a little less overwhelming.

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Keep Your Face Towards the Sun

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” — Walt Whitman

The weather forecast says it’s all sun today! So happy!

We all love sunny days, but sometimes the shadows from the past keep our hearts covered in gloom, and we waste a day in our life, that could have otherwise been beautiful.

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Cursing Into Blessing

… yet our God turned the curse into a blessing. – Nehemiah 13:2

Some days, we just get down on ourselves. Painful memories, regrets, festering wounds, images of suffering flash across our screen and newsfeed, loved ones call with tears, our bodies ache, our mind is weary. . .

We cry out to God for relief.

We ask God for mercy.

We wait, we hope…

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