July 19

Ezra 1-3, Psalm 46

Growing up in Brooklyn was very different than growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey. Space and grassy fields were at a minimum in Brooklyn. The games played were also different.

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Marj Lancaster
July 18

Ezekiel 45-48, Psalm 45

Our society now resembles the audience which directly heard the words of the prophet, Ezekiel. The audience then was the people of Judah who were despondent in that they had just lost everything: their nation, their homes, their temple, etc.

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Marj Lancaster
July 17

Ezekiel 40-44, Psalm 44

For many years after accepting Christ as my Lord and Savior, I made a mistake which stunted my growth in my walk. I practiced add-on Christianity, rather than allowing myself to be made new.

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Marj Lancaster
July 16

Ezekiel 37-39, Psalm 43

On April 4, 2018, Putin the leader of Russia, Erdogan the leader of Turkey and Rouhani the leader of Iran met together in Ankara for a summit. Approximately 10 years ago Turkey's view of Israel was quite different.

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Marj Lancaster
July 15

Ezekiel 34-36, Psalm 42

A little over 20 years ago, though I had been a Christian for around 10 years, the rest of my family was not there yet. Due to a series of events my wife became open to trying a more Bible based church with me.

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Marj Lancaster
July 14

Ezekiel 31-33, Psalm 41

The purpose of a watchman on the wall in those days was to sound the warning of impending danger. The question we must all ask ourselves is: Are we currently answering the call as a watchman?

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Marj Lancaster
July 13

Ezekiel 28-30, Psalm 40

People often weigh sins and in so doing compare themselves with others and allow themselves to feel pretty good. At the top of most lists are sins such as murder, rape, and kidnapping.

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Marj Lancaster
July 12

Ezekiel 25-27, Psalm 39

There are many true stories of those celebrities who have achieved everything they could have ever dreamed of. Their fame and money surrounded them with "friends", they have received the recognition and awards that have made them the top of their field.

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Marj Lancaster
July 11

Ezekiel 22-24, Psalm 38

This past year has been a difficult one. Not unlike many who follow this site we all have our share of trials and tribulations. Through these different trials I have learned that my one constant is the solid foundation of God and His Word.

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Marj Lancaster
July 10

Ezekiel 19-21, Psalm 37

When I reflect back on just how slow my own process of sanctification has been, which is so far from complete and will not be complete until one day when I enter heaven, it amazes me.

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Marj Lancaster
July 9

Ezekiel 16-18, Psalm 36

A few years ago it appeared to me that people were becoming less passionate about immersing themselves daily in the Word of God. It seemed that during fellowship with other believers everyone talked about everything else but the Word of God.

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Marj Lancaster
July 8

Ezekiel 13-15, Psalm 35

Everyone must ask themselves what really is in their heart concerning God? What is most important to us? What would it take to make a change from our current path? As a whole most people have a comfort in not changing.

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Marj Lancaster
July 7

Ezekiel 9-12, Psalm 34

Yesterday, I leased a new car. Knowing the process takes time, I had my Bible with me. At one point I asked the salesman if he ever read the Bible. He told me that he was Catholic but on occasion he opens a Bible and reads whatever verse pops out and he always finds it meaningful.

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Marj Lancaster
July 6

Ezekiel 5-8, Psalm 33

Most people describe themselves as middle of the road. Their stance is not overly polarizing on any issue and they get along with everyone else who is middle of the road.

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Marj Lancaster
July 5

Ezekiel 1-4, Psalm 32

Though I have mentioned before how and when I first was led to Christ, I just wanted to mention it once again from a slightly different angle. My mother was dying in the hospital where I was going to medical school (SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn) and we all knew that she was there to die.

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Marj Lancaster
July 4

Lamentations 4-5, Psalm 31

I recently had an appointment with a young patient, under 15, whose mother was also my patient. I diagnosed her with a condition called PCOS. The mother described her as an honor roll student.

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Marj Lancaster
July 3

Lamentations 3, Psalm 30

In the 1992 summer Olympic games in the 400 meter race, one of the runners was a man by the name of Derrick Redman from Great Britain. He had trained his whole life for this moment and during the event it was looking like his dream might indeed come true, to attain that Olympic gold medal.

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Marj Lancaster
July 2

Lamentations 1-2, Psalm 29

Imagine just for a minute you were asked by the pastor of your church to join him for a few minutes in front of the congregation. You excitedly walk up believing that you will be honored for your service or some act that you have done.

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Marj Lancaster
July 1

Jeremiah 51-52, Psalm 28

There are portions of Scripture when we focus on each word, looking for deeper meaning and application, such as the gospels. There are other portions which are easy to gloss over.

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Marj Lancaster
June 30

Jeremiah 49-50, Psalm 27

One of the musical artists at Bridgefest this year, Jonny Diaz, performed his new song, "Define Me". Among the lyrics to this song are: "He knows the ways we're different; Where we're tempted to choose a side;

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Marj Lancaster