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With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

~ Psalm 119:10

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Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

~ Ephesians 5:1-2

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Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

~ Psalm 119:105

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Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

~ Psalm 1:1-3

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I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth. I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites; I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked. I wash my hands in innocence, and go about your altar, O LORD, proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds.

~ Psalm 26:1-7

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Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

~ John 8:12

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Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work – this is a gift of God.

~ Ecclesiastes 5:19

Today’s paintings are: An unknown Flemish artist’s “The Repentant King David”, 1650; James Tissot’s “Inner Voices” (Christ Consoling the Wanderers), 1885; Beverly Levi-Parker’s “A Lamp Unto My Feet and a Light Unto My Path”, 1975; Edward Poynter’s “Daniel’s Prayer”, 1865; Sebastiano del Piombo’s “The Raising of Lazarus”, 1517-19; Holman Hunt’s “The Shadow of Death”, 1870–73; and Luca Giordano’s “Solomon’s Dream“, 1694-96.

Author’s Note: Thinking of my Grandma today, on her 95th birthday. This is the first year of my life that we won’t be celebrating our birthdays together… though perhaps that’s not entirely accurate. Her soul may be present with the Lord this year, but perhaps she’s here with me in spirit. At least I certainly hope so. Who knows what (and who) is around us, in another dimension, one that we can’t see. But just because we can’t presently see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

My Grandma always encouraged me to walk with the Lord, even before I could actually walk. It’s one of the things I remember most about her. So today’s post is dedicated to my precious Chinese Checkers opponent. I love you, Grandma. Happy birthday. ♥