September 13

Mark 13-14, Psalm 101

Many Christians worldwide say "grace" before their meals. For many it is a rote prayer they have memorized since childhood said out loud. For others it is a simple prayer of thankfulness to God for His provision.

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Marj Lancaster
September 12

Mark 11-12, Psalm 100

A year or two ago I remembered watching in amazement, the body of a now headless London police officer lying on the street, with the Jihadist holding the bloodied machete in his hands screaming his rants, as many stood around with their I-phones recording it all.

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Marj Lancaster
September 11

Mark 9-10, Psalm 99

How we view the world and how we choose to live our lives often reflects what we truly believe. In the past year we have seen Hurricane Harvey ravage Texas, Hurricane Irma (the most powerful hurricane ever recorded) destroy one Caribbean island after another before hitting Florida, a strong earthquake struck Mexico, etc.

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Marj Lancaster
September 10

Mark 7-8, Psalm 98

When the Word of God seems to be in conflict with the character of God, our interpretation of His Word must be wrong. God's character is immutable or never changing. He is always all loving, all fair, all caring.

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Marj Lancaster
September 9

Mark 5-6, Psalm 97

The Bible is comprised of 66 books, written by 40 different authors, over a period of 1600 years, in 3 different languages, on 3 different continents, yet no contradictions. Yet skeptics like to claim the Bible is both irrelevant and out of touch with our current state and full of contradictions.

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Marj Lancaster
September 8

Mark 3-4, Psalm 96

The Sabbath was one of many gifts that God gave to man. It was meant to be a day to relax and reflect on Him. But man's traditions has made it into a tedious, complex and at times arbitrary bunch of rules which is so far from its original intent.

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Marj Lancaster
September 7

Mark 1-2, Psalm 95

Last year a new patient came to see me for a visit. She had been diagnosed with a number of pelvic pain syndromes including interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and endometriosis.

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Marj Lancaster
September 6

Matthew 27-28, Psalm 94

After 4 years of medical school I had a good deal knowledge, but needed a 4 year residency to move that knowledge into practicality so that I would not endanger patients.

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Marj Lancaster
September 5

Matthew 25-26, Psalm 93

I'm in Italy now, and reminded of the sanitized version of how many want to perceive Jesus' final day before and during His crucifixion. He looks peaceful, often with rosy cheeks, etc.

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Marj Lancaster
September 4

Matthew 23-24, Psalm 92

The topic of "end times" lends itself to extremes. The more prominent view is a complete lack of care as described would be the case in 2 Peter 3:3-4, "knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming?

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Marj Lancaster
September 3

Matthew 21-22, Psalm 91

Early in my Christian walk the most popular Christian fiction series was published, Left Behind. One of the characters shocked me and helped me to look at things and people a little differently.

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Marj Lancaster
September 2

Matthew 19-20, Psalm 90

We have a tendency to evaluate things from our earthly level and think we have it all figured out. It's easy to think that a Billy Graham will have a front row seat in heaven, while the unknown behind the scenes person will enjoy the back row.

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Marj Lancaster