January 23:  Philippians 4:13

­ Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. by: Brian Bethke Over the years I have had the opportunity to serve and work with some tough men. As a member of a Force Reconnaissance Platoon and Marine Special Operations Company I have had the opportunity...

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November 1:  Proverbs 16:9

­ Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. by: Brian Bethke Walking an unknown trail can be disconcerting. Last year, Erica and I climbed Mt. San Antonio in California. The over 10,000-foot summit was our goal. Neither of us had ever climbed...

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October 19:  Isaiah 55:8–9

­ Isaiah 55:8–9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. by: Brian Bethke During Marine Combatant Divers School...

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October 3:  Psalm 18:2

­ Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. by: Brian Bethke As we entered the Forward Operating Base (FOB) we knew that our actions would...

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Tuesday, September 19:  Isaiah 43:2

­  Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. by: Brian Bethke Teaching a child how to swim is...

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Tuesday, September 5: Ephesians 4:4-6

­   Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. by: Brian Bethke Our...

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Monday August 21: Joshua 23:8

­ Joshua 23:8 But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now. by: Brian Bethke One of the skills that I learned as a young Marine was how to do basic mountaineering. One of the things that you must master in basic mountaineering...

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