Category Archives: Faith

Weekly Verse – Feeling Blessed

Each year at this time I’m reminded just how lucky and blessed I really am.  You see, earlier this week my radio station had our 19th Annual Radiothon for Variety.

It’s a two-day event where we raise money for the Compassion Fund.  It’s a fund that social workers, doctors, and nurses at local hospitals have direct access to when they see a patient/family in need.

Over the course of the two days, we heard and shared story after story of what those needs might be.  One particular story struck me a little harder than the rest.

It was of a family with a very sick child in the hospital.  The mother loses her job because she’s staying with the kid in the hospital.  The father keeps working and staying at their home more than an hour away.  Money gets tight.  There isn’t enough money for gas for regular trips to the hospital, and they can’t pay their cell phone bill.

I can’t even imagine that! To have a sick child would be terrible.  To not be able to be there would be hard enough… but to not have a way to keep in contact with them through it all is unimaginable.  The Compassion Fund covered their cell bill for a month or two.

At the end of the radiothon I was counting my blessings.  My kids are healthy, my wife and I have jobs, and our listeners raised $119,081.  God is good.

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lordwhose confidence is in him. – Jeremiah 17:7 NIV

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Weekly Verse – Love

This Sunday at Church we lit the 1st Advent candle and heard a great sermon on the power of love.  Christmas is all about love. God’s love for us represented in the birth of a baby.

So I thought this week’s verse should have a love theme.  That led me to 1 John 4:19 ESV.

We love because he first loved us.

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Weekly Verse – Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re like me, you woke up, paused, and reflected on the things you have in your life that you’re thankful for.

My short list would include my faith, my family, and my friends.

As I  reflected, a couple songs we sing in church popped into my head.  They’re songs that borrow lines from scripture… so I thought why not share the verses… and the songs here as my weekly verse offering?

My prayer is that you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Here’s Psalm 100:4-5 (NIV).

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

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