14 Jan Mon, 14 Jan (Psalm 116:12)
How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me? Psalm 116:12
Devotion snippets: “As if we could pay God back for all the good, all the forgiveness, all the sweetness of this life and His promise of something much better in the next. Here’s what I think God wants from us: anything at all that’s done with love and gratitude.” by Mark Neilsen
Christian music: The verse for today comes from Psalms which are songs to God. This is an opportunity to encourage everyone to try Christian music. I initially moved away from pop music to somewhat more wholesome country music. I moved to Christian music now that it has the same flare as pop but with inspiring words. Let’s remember the “garbage in, garbage out” concept when making choices for TV, books, and music. Please consider sharing your experiences with Christian music on the blog.
Prayer requests: The header of our blog has a link to post prayer requests (post as a “comment”). Please keep my brother Dan in your prayers today as he finishes 40 days of drug/alcohol treatment. My Mom already posted this prayer request on the blog.
Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) blog: Links were added for “life ministries” (ref 12 Jan devotion e-mail). Currently, 19 of our 66 faith sharing group members signed up. Please sign up (~1 min) to post/update a prayer request, comment on a devotion/prayer, and simply receive notices when others comment.
Through Christ Our Lord,
* Today’s Bible Readings: http://www.usccb.org/nab/today.shtml
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