Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.

Martin Luther

Weaned from the Bottle and Pacifier

A Guest Post by Karen Smith on Psalm 131

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This is a guest post by Karen Smith. Karen and her husband Jim are members of First Baptist Boynton Beach. She is a great encourager in the weekly Bible Study that I teach. She also has a dog named Fancy Pants. I’m thrilled to be able to share this meditation on the Scriptures.


LORD, my heart is not lifted up;
  my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
  too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
  like a weaned child with its mother;
  like a weaned child is my soul within me.

–Psalm 131:1-2

10 John Calvin Quotes on Psalm 44

Look to God Alone When Misery Comes

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John Calvin, the Genevan Reformer is a great source when we consider the questions posed in Psalm 44. How do we wed the awful miseries of our lives with the greatness of our God?

John Calvin applies his rich theology to this text. Here are ten statements from his commentary for our instruction and comfort.

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Prodigal pilgrims know well what it is to fall. But thanks be to God, we know what it means to rise again.

Concierge 17.01

Online Points of Interest

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During my days of hotel work, guests often asked for recommendations to local points of interest. These points might be things to do, attractions to see or places to eat.

Concierge is a feature that points to destinations online for guests to this blog.

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An eternal future awaits those who fear God. What he will provide is far superior to what sinners may possess today.