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Unscripted Bricks

“Truly God is good.” (Psalm 73:1) For most people, each new year begins with a long list of resolutions for change. We determine to alter the way we look, the way we act, and the way we spend our time. Personally, I’ve never been the type to head into January with more than a few New Year’s ...
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Lessons from a Christmas Carol

In Dickens’ classic Christmas Carol, Scrooge spies two wretched children in the skirts of the Spirit of Christmas Present. Scrooge asks the spirit, “Are they yours?” 'They are Man's,' said the Spirit….This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but ...
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Gems in the Trenches

What if we had been born with a pre-installed verbatim copy of all 1,189 chapters of the Bible? No forgetfulness, no need for memory books, flashcards, or systematic review. Just instant access to His Word: in our minds as we conversed with family, friends, coworkers, in our hearts as we ...
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Parasites

"And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.” (1 Corinthians 7:35) According to the World Health Organization, malaria kills approximately 781,000 people annually, making it one ...
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Remembering Redemption

"He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea." (Micah 7:19) As Christians, we often speak of God's "sea of forgetfulness." We rejoice in the grace and forgiveness of God, and for very good ...
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Pure Praise

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name." (Psalm 100:4) At its very core, praise is thankfulness to God in action. My recent Bible studies have led me to conclude there are at least three key elements to effective praise, ...
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Preparing for Affliction

"Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction." (Psalm 119:92) In his first epistle, the apostle Peter reminds us to "think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you" (4:12). Verses like this ...
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The Mind of Christ

“And when He had removed him, He raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.” (Acts 13:22) A good friend of mine once told me that to be lonely is to be ...
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Short-Term Vs. Long-Term Memory

"I will delight myself in Thy statutes: I will not forget Thy word." (Psalm 119:16) If you're anything like me, Scripture memorization is not something that comes easily on most days. Aside from simply making time to spend in God's Word amidst my otherwise busy schedule, the process of learning a ...
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Staying Organized

“ Let all things be done decently and in order.” (1 Corinthians 14:40) One piece of advice I find myself giving especially often is to approach Scripture memorization intentionally and systematically. Of course the word "memorization" itself can seem somewhat intimidating at times, and talking ...
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