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Jude 1:2

Jude 1:2

May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.

After Thought

Our pets have a way of communicating these three expressions of God. They provide unconditional love the moment we walk in the door. They are merciful always ready to forgive us with the wag of a tail, and they supply peace by quiet companionship.

God has created so many ways to reveal to us His attributes.

~ Pastor Bob

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Ephesians 5:27

Ephesians 5:27

To present her to Himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

After Thought

Our lives can be full of wrinkles, but God sees us as beautiful and for what we will become in His loving care.

~ Pastor Bob

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1 Peter 5:14

1 Peter 5:14

Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace be to you all who are in Christ.

After Thought

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.

~St. Francis of Assisi

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Psalm 32:5

Psalm 32:5

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, "I will confess my rebellion to the LORD." And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

After Thought

God loves you even in your darkest hours. He comforts you even in your darkest moments. He forgives you even in your darkest failures.

~J. Wilson

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Philippians 4:7

Philippians 4:7

Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

After Thought

Peace is the awareness of God's presence. We know from the inside out that we are not alone.

~Pastor Bob

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Job 11:18

Job 11:18

And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.

After Thought

A wonderful promise comes with the knowledge of God's love and presence.

~Pastor Bob

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Isaiah 52:7

Isaiah 52:7

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!

After Thought

My dogs seem to embody this passage. There is never a day that they do not greet me with happy feet and wagging tails. They set the mood as I enter the house, and like a thermostat, adjust the climate of my heart and mind. May we learn to greet others with gifts of ...

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