January 23

Exodus 19-21, Psalm 23

When we lay our head on the pillow at night, what are the thoughts that continually run through our minds? Realize it or not, these are our idols or gods, if our thoughts do no meditate on the One True God.

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Marj Lancaster
January 22

Exodus 16-18, Psalm 22

A popular children's book that I frequently read to my children before bedtime was, "Petunia Beware". In it, Petunia (I believe she was a goose), kept moving further and further away from the safety of her yard always thinking the grass was greener a little further away.

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Marj Lancaster
January 21

Exodus 13-15, Psalm 21

Our third president of the United States wrote the Jefferson Bible. In this work it outlined the morals and ethics as outlined in the four gospels. One of the reasons for this work was that he couldn't wrap his head around miracles, so to satisfy his intellect, he simply removed them.

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Marj Lancaster
January 20

Exodus 10-12, Psalm 20

We spend so much time concerning ourselves with our earthly tents which are temporary and fading rather than with our souls which are eternal. In James 4:14, we read, "whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life?

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Marj Lancaster
January 19

Exodus 7-9, Psalm 19

In 1973 a statue of Mary in the Japanese church of Our Lady of Akita was shown to be weeping and was telecast widely on Japanese television. This miracle was recognized in 1988 by the Vatican.

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Marj Lancaster
January 18

Exodus 4-6, Psalm 18

Many question the whole arena of faith, saying that they would believe if they saw a miracle or evidence of God's sovereign hand directly in their lives. On Sunday, January 14th, my son, Michael, along with 4 others experienced God miraculously while on a boat in Fort Lauderdale.

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Marj Lancaster
January 17

Exodus 1-3, Psalm 17

There are so many similarities to the actions of Pharoah and the current abortion movement. To pull away from the rhetoric surrounding the current abortion debate, we must understand its history.

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Marj Lancaster
January 16

Genesis 48-50, Psalm 16

It is said that prophecy is God's fingerprint on the Bible. There is so much prophecy in Scripture, all of which has been fulfilled has been so with razor-sharp precision. No other book of antiquity or "religious" book has any fulfilled prophecy.

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Marj Lancaster
January 15

Genesis 46-47, Psalm 15

A little less than six years ago while at dinner with my son, Michael (who was completely lost in the things of the world at that time), I explained to him that in Revelation 21:4 it promises the believer that there will be no more tears in heaven.

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Marj Lancaster
January 14

Genesis 43-45, Psalm 14

As we continue through the stories of the patriarchs, it's easy to applaud Joseph who always does the right thing. He is a picture of Christ in a way. As we continue to look at Jacob continuing to flesh it out it’s a little frustrating.

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Marj Lancaster
January 13

Genesis 41-42, Psalm 13

Chuck Swindoll recants the story when he was far away from home at a conference at the end of a tiring day. He was in the mood to have a couple of beers with his dinner and felt, no one would recognize him, so what was the harm.

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Marj Lancaster
January 12

Genesis 38-40, Psalm 12

A little over thirty years ago in the hospital room where my mother had just died, I was sitting by the bedside crying as my mother was already prepared to be brought down to the morgue.

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Marj Lancaster
January 11

Genesis 35-37, Psalm 11

Every relationship needs to be maintained if it is to remain viable and healthy. When we meet our spouses we go out of our way to be thoughtful, to get to know them in order to see if they are indeed the one for us to marry.

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Marj Lancaster
January 10

Genesis 32-34, Psalm 10

A half-truth is still a lie. We saw the results of a half-truth in the life of Abraham in Genesis 12 when Abraham told Pharoah that Sarah was his sister and not his wife.

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Marj Lancaster
January 9

Genesis 29-31, Psalm 9

Chuck Swindoll tells the story of a couple who attended a three-day conference that he was running. The couple was older and always sat in the front row, in the center.

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Marj Lancaster
January 8

Genesis 25-28, Psalm 8

Many might have seen the popular Christian movie, released in 2014, called God's Not Dead. One of the characters played by Dean Cain was a rich, successful man.

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Marj Lancaster
January 7

Genesis 22-24, Psalm 7

As a physician I could have chosen many roads to pursue after residency. I felt called to do private practice rather than academic medicine.

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Marj Lancaster
January 6

Genesis 19-21, Psalm 6

When talking with someone in public, how often do we conclude by saying, "I will pray for you", only to get distracted 2 seconds later and never eventually praying for that person?

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Marj Lancaster
January 5

Genesis 16-18, Psalm 5

A teacher poses this scenario to his students. The grandmother is an alcoholic and the father spends his evenings out drinking in the taverns.

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Marj Lancaster
January 4

Genesis 12-15, Psalm 4

People question the existence of God for a multitude of reasons. Some question His love, some His fairness, some His justice.

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Marj Lancaster