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Sleep; July 19, 2019


Psalms 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Sleep disorders of one sort or another are a very common problem these days. We prioritize “screen time” and let … Continue reading

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Time and Schedules; January 30, 2019


Mark 11:11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve. It just struck me, reading this, that Jesus wasn’t in a … Continue reading

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Drawing Close to God; February 20, 2018


Jeremiah 30:21 “‘Who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?’ declares the Lord.” This verse is talking about leaders, but to me this line is a challenge to every believer. Where the NIV says “devote himself,” … Continue reading

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Inner Peace; October 14, 2017


Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. There is a very small difference in nuance between the English and the Japanese translations of this verse. Actually, it is just a shift … Continue reading

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December 5, 2016


Isaiah 40:9 You who bring good tidings to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns … Continue reading

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December 21, 2015


Luke 1:63-64 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.” Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God. Zechariah had learned his lesson! … Continue reading

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December 2, 2015


Psalm 89:15-16 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness. The Japanese, following the Hebrew, if … Continue reading

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