Trey Anastasio on Phish, Jam Bands and Staying…


By David Marchese

‘The more times people come to see me, the more I owe them. They’ve given me my whole life.’

Published: June 24, 2019 at 04:00AM

from NYT Magazine https://nyti.ms/2IY7WOQ

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anyt…

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.Life surrounds us with many reasons to be anxious and concerned. The Lord tells us not be anxious but to pray about everything. Thank Him beforehand because He is going to take care of all that concerns you. Hasn’t He promised that He would feed us, clothe and carry us to the end?PRAYER: Lord, I bring all the issues that concern me and bring anxiety and stress into my life, and I give them to You right now. I choose to trust You and I will not entertain anxiety, fear or doubt. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Matthew 7:12 ‘In everything, then, do …

Matthew 7:12 ‘In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you, for this is the essence of the Law and the prophets. ‘Much of life is about how we interact with others.We were not placed on earth alone, but we were surrounded by others. Everything we do should be motivated by kindness and not selfishness. When we treat others like how we treat ourselves we will never think of harming anyone or ill treat them.PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You have placed me here and surrounded me with people who are also made in Your image. May I bring hope, love and kindness to everyone I meet today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

1 Samuel 4:3 ‘Let us bring back the ar…

1 Samuel 4:3 ‘Let us bring back the ark of the covenant of the LORD!’The Ark of the Covenant represented the presence of God to the nation of Israel. They knew that without His presence in their lives they were lost. They did everything in their power to make sure His presence was with them.They carried the ark wherever they went. You and I cannot do without the Lord and His presence in our daily lives. Once we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, His presence dwells within us. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I recognise that I need You and Your presence in my life. I invite you to be the Lord and Saviour of my life. Amen.

Acts 3:19  ‘Repent, then, and turn to God, s…

Acts 3:19  ‘Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.‘‘Repent’ means to turn away from your old sinful life and turning to God. The old life doesn’t appeal to you anymore. Those old habits repulse you and you have a new thirst for righteousness. It’s not that you become sinless overnight. But you no longer want to do the things you used to do. You want to sin no more. And when you do that, God has ‘times of refreshing’ in store for you. Why settle for barrenness when you can enjoy times of refreshing.PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for those things that I have done that have displeased you. I want to enjoy the ‘times of refreshing’ that You have prepared for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus fr…

And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you. Romans 8:11 With Jesus, we have the capacity, endurance and perseverance to be able to live the life He’s called us to live and really have an effect.  This verse tells us that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead can live within us. When this happens, we are no longer the same. We are no longer running on our own strength. We can only go so far in our own strength.  Sooner or later we will need HIS POWER.  Life can be like quicksand.  It can swallow us up and the devil wants this to happen. We can struggle and fight this in our own strength and end up sinking even further. But when HIS POWER comes into play we can overcome and come out on top. Until our final breath He will lead us and eventually take us safely to His presence.

When the LORD goes before us gates cannot re…

When the LORD goes before us gates cannot remain locked forever. “The Lord will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron.” For this God is our God forever and ever: He will be our guide all the days of our life. The Lord’s ever-watchful care will be over you. “As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from henceforth even forever.” What is the enemy withholding from you. He cannot prevail against you. The power of God will break every barrier the enemy brings in the way of your success. At just the right time the LORD will accomplish this and you will give thanks to God for His unfailing love and the many wonders He will do for you. (Psalm 107:15)

Maine Man Convicted of Killing Sheriff’s Deput…


By The Associated Press

A man accused of placing a gun to the neck of a sheriff’s deputy and pulling the trigger was convicted of murder Tuesday after a trial that focused on his state of mind.

Published: June 18, 2019 at 01:08PM

from NYT U.S. https://nyti.ms/2ZAvRKV

Flap Over Lt. Gov. Aide’s Firing Roils Kentuck…


By The Associated Press

When the Kentucky governor’s chief of staff authorized the firing of a top aide to the lieutenant governor he “overstepped his boundaries,” Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton said Tuesday, ratcheting up an unsettling election-year dispute for Republicans.

Published: June 18, 2019 at 11:53AM

from NYT U.S. https://nyti.ms/2XVG1oR

Psalm 51:6  “Behold, You desire truth in the…

Psalm 51:6  “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being.” Although lying is rampant and socially acceptable in our culture, it violates one of God’s most foundational principles for living. God desires for us at all times to speak the truth. God takes lying very seriously. God is a God of truth. Truth has its origin in God. In fact, Jesus states that He is “the truth.” It defines who He is. Lying is opposite to His nature; it is the nature of satan, he is the father of lies, and his mission is to steal, kill, and destroy.  Trust is often broken when we lie. So let’s make it our choice today and every day, to always tell the truth – no matter how much trouble we are in. It’s a choice we need to make.