Gary E. Crum (Virginia, USA)
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Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. - Psalm 103:1-2 (KJV)
Today’s quoted verses were my childhood pastor’s favorite opening greeting to our small, rural congregation in eastern Virginia. He worked as a church planter and started many churches throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. I was one of the first people he baptized in that church. I was eight years...
Remembering past blessings with gratitude strengthens me for today.
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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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