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To Stand Firm

Ephesians 6:11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all the strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world. IMAGE DETAILS San Miguel de Allende Graffiti  (Artist Unknown) Warfare 2004 www.sevenapples.art

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To Be Protected

John 17:15-17 Jesus prayed, “Father, I’m not asking you to take my disciples out of this world, but that you protect them from the evil one. They no longer belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by the truth of your Word.”   IMAGE DETAILS The Woodlands, Texas The Woodlands…

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To Love Each Other

Galatians 5:14-15 The whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you are always biting each other with bickering, watch out! In no time at all you will devour one another, and where will your freedom be then?   IMAGE DETAILS Houston, Texas Museum of Natural Science…

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For Freedom

Hebrews 2:14-15 God’s Son became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of…

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To Grow In Wisdom

Psalm 51:5-6 I was born a sinner— yes, from the moment my mother conceived me. But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there.   IMAGE DETAILS Artwork By:  Andy Szabo Painting For Brooke River Bane Ulmer 2018   ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS What is some wisdom that may be gleaned from the process of…

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To Find Refuge

Psalm 17:6-8 Bend down and listen as I pray. Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. By your mighty power you rescue those who seek refuge from their enemies. Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.   IMAGE DETAILS Artwork By:  Andy Szabo Cartwright…

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To Refresh Others

Isaiah 32:1-2 Look, a righteous king is coming! And honest princes will rule under him. Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a parched land.   IMAGE DETAILS Raindrops On Windshield…

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To Rise Above Fear

Isaiah 8:11-13 The Lord leaned in close – his hand on my shoulder – and gave me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does. He said, “Don’t call everything a conspiracy, like they do. Don’t fear what they fear, or dread what they dread. Instead, make the Lord of Heaven’s Armies holy…

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To Read God’s Word Daily

Deuteronomy 17:18-20 As soon as a king takes the throne, he must copy for himself these words of the Lord in the presence of the Levitical priests. He must keep this copy with him and read it every day for the rest of his life. This will help him learn what it means to fear…

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To Rise Above Opinions

Romans 12:1-2 Beloved friends, what should be our response to God’s marvelous mercies? To surrender ourselves to God! To be his sacred, living sacrifices. To live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. This should become our genuine expression of worship. So stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you. Instead,…

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