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It's January 25; Good Morning Union

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”     1 Peter 4: 8

The mother of an former student of mine died last week. He shared this text that he found as he was looking through his mom’s Bible, It’s quite a compilation of practical wisdom for Christian living:

It's January 22; Good Morning Union

“For this very reason…” 2 Peter 1:5

There was just too much for yesterday, so let me continue with the power of God’s promises.

The next verse after yesterday’s reminder of God’s ability to “keep me from the junk of this world” and “make me a part of Him,” concludes like this:

SO… for this very reason… make every effort:

It's January 21; Good Morning Union

“He has given us His very great and precious promises, SO THAT…”          1 Peter 1:4

It's January 20; Good Morning Union

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

I really like this text; I’ve probably written on it several times before, but it’s just such a supportive promise with clarity of process and outcome. I break it down like this:

It's January 19; Good Morning Union

“But they that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength…”                    Isaiah 40:31

According to this promise from God, through His prophet Isaiah, there are four rewards from “waiting on the Lord:”

“I will renew my strength
I will soar on wings like an eagle
I will run and not grow weary
I will walk and not be faint”

It's January 15; Good Morning Union

A year ago last night, January 14, 2015, the lives of Heather Boulais and her family were changed. I remember it oh so well; being at the hospital that night and again in the morning when Heather’s mom arrived. I’m changing the format and structure of GMU today in honor of the amazing and miraculous ways we have seen God working with and through Heather to get her to where she is today. As her mom Cheryl says every time she posts—“To God be the glory.”

It's January 14; Good Morning Union

“Be active in sharing your faith, so that…”             Philemon 6

It's January 13; Good Morning Union

“Charge it to me”             Philemon 18

It's January 12; Good Morning Union

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus..."   Philippians 2:5

It's January 11; Good Morning Union

Hey! Welcome back, or welcome to Union for the first time if you are just starting! If you are new to Union College then allow me to introduce myself. I’m Rich Carlson (aka Pastor Rich) and I’m the chaplain at Union. Each morning I write a short devotional thought, called “Good Morning Union” (GMU), for our campus to illustrate to you that God is always faithful if we give Him a chance. You will receive this email with a prayer that it will continue to unite our campus around Jesus and give us a focal point for the day.

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