Thursday, November 30, 2023


Today’s Reading: Proverbs 21

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This stone bridge is located in eastern Turkey at the entrance to Tarsus, home of the Apostle Paul, on the Ankara – Adana Road. This bridge, with three arches, was restored in 1978 and continued to handle all of the traffic until very recently. Because goods to be sold were taxed when crossing this bridge, it was given the name “Bac” (tax) bridge. With Christmas shopping underway, our governments will take in huge amounts in taxes on the goods we purchase. It’s great to give of our own free will to meet human need and, in our country, receive a charitable receipt which can help lower the amount of taxes we pay.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verses: Proverbs 21:13

Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor
Will also cry himself and not be heard.


Today’s reading contains instruction for the proper use of wealth. God does not condemn the possession of riches as long as they are procured in a legitimate manner and used in a God-honouring way. Our key verse makes it clear that one of the proper uses of wealth is to help people in need. Failure to do this is so serious a matter that the person who does not help when it is in their power to do so will cry someday and not be heard in their day of trouble. This same thought is presented to us by the Apostle John in 1 John 3:16-18. If we are blessed with this world’s goods and fail to share them, we do not know the love of God!


Dear God, I pray for a greater measure of Your love so that I may love others as Jesus loves me! John wrote that You loved us so much that YOU GAVE Your only begotten Son for my salvation! THANK YOU!!! I ask for the grace of giving sacrificially. In the Name of the One who gave His all, Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen!!!


I am deeply moved by the recent refugee crisis. Mary, Joseph and Jesus were refugees from the violence of King Herod. They travelled into Egypt where the gifts from the wise men probably cared for their needs. Now there are refugees coming into Canada. As our key verse says, respond to “the cry of the poor.” Norma-Jean and I have looked for ways to help the refugees arriving from Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey.  May the Lord protect from any terrorists who may try to spread their evil by posing as refugees.

Yours for opening our hearts to the needs of others,


9 thoughts on “Thursday, November 30, 2023

  1. Praying David’s prayer and also joining his prayer for the refugees. Although it is a few years since David wrote this blog, it is so fitting today for the war in Israel and also the Ukraine. I pray thar God’s will be done for those people
    Praying for peace for all fellow bloggers in Jesus name, Amen

      • Amen, joining everyone in prayer, praying David’s prayer and for refugees everywhere.
        Praying for Israel and Palestine, may God’s will be done.
        May our leaders cry out to God and may His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

  2. I pray for your recovery, Joyce. May you soon be well, by the power of Jesus’ healing touch.

    May God be merciful to our nation and turn the hearts of our leaders toward Him.

    I pray that God will intervene in the Israel-hamas war and bring about a resolution according to His will. I pray for the safe release of All hostages.

    • Luisa, I thank you for your prayer for me,
      it means the world to me, may God Bless you
      and keep you in His Care.

      I agree with you in prayer for our nation that they
      would turn their hearts to our Lord Jesus, in His
      Name I pray.

      May our Lord God’s Will be done in the Israel=
      Hamas War. To God be the Glory forever, Amen.

      • Dear Joyce: I am also praying that the Lord will heal you of whatever the problem is.
        God. bless you and keep you in His care.

  3. Amen to the above comments. I’m just watching a joyful, exuberant, choir on 100 Huntley Street program. Very enjoyable. May God keep us during this difficult time. (we are in lockdown in my retirement home). Blessings all.

    • Amen Doreen.
      May our Lord Jesus keep us all strong and faithful to Him, in His Name I pray, Amen.
      Thank you Jesus for all Your Blessings, Amen.

  4. Thanking God for this wonderful blog and all fellow bloggers and praying God’s blessing of peace and love into each heart and home. My parents were refugees from Ukraine 100 years ago and I thank God for our peaceful country. “God keep our land glorious and free!” And I join all in praying for the Peace of Jerusalem as His Word tells us to. God knows, He sees, He hears, He will come down to help us in our/their time of need, “But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1Corinthians 15:57

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