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Book of Samuel, Ambrose Redmoon, Book of Isaiah, George Washington, Book of Psalms


Dear Readers,

God as our Protector is a concept flowing throughout the Bible. In fact, all God-
based religions call on our Maker for refuge and protection. Everyone faces
"monsters" in their life and it takes courage to do spiritual battle with them,
be they physical, personal or emotional. My mental image is of Prince Phillip in
Disney's "Sleeping Beauty." Sword in hand, he hacks through brambled thorns,
sword in hand and astride his horse, to vanquish the evil Maleficent, who has
assumed the form of a fearsome dragon. Luckily for us, the Lord is our shield,
our noble steed, our unerring sword and even our courage: God, our Protector.

- Lisa

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The Lord is my protector; he is my
strong fortress.
My God is my protection, and with him
I am safe. He protects me like a shield;
he defends me and keeps me safe.
He is my savior; he protects me and
saves me from violence.
I call to the Lord, and he saves me from
my enemies. Praise the Lord!
The waves of death were all around me;
the waves of destruction rolled over me.  
The danger of death was around me,
and the grave set its trap for me.
In my trouble I called to the Lord; I called
to my God for help. In his temple he heard my voice;
he listened to my cry for help.

2 Samuel 22:2-7
The Holy Bible
The Good News Translation


Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgment that something else
is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon (1933-1996)
Pseudonym of James Neil Hollingworth,
Writer, manager of folk rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service

gray door in Assisi, Italy
Photo by Lisa Bowman         All rights reserved

"For the mountains shall depart
      And the hills be removed,
      But My kindness shall not depart from you,
      Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,”
      Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
“O you afflicted one,
      Tossed with tempest, and not comforted,
      Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems,
      And lay your foundations with sapphires."
"I will make your pinnacles of rubies,
      Your gates of crystal,
      And all your walls of precious stones.

Isaiah 54:10-12
The Holy Bible
King James Version


Almighty God, and most merciful father,
who didst command the children of Israel
to offer a daily sacrifice to thee,
that thereby they might glorify and praise
thee for thy protection both night and day,
receive, O Lord, my morning sacrifice
which I now offer up to thee;
I yield thee humble and hearty thanks
that thou hast preserved me
from the danger of the night past,
and brought me to the light of the day,
and the comforts thereof,
a day which is consecrated to thine
own service and for thine own honor.

George Washington (1732-1799)
1st constitutional President of the United States

The Last Word:

Because you have made the Lord your refuge,
the Most High your habitation,
no evil shall befall you,
no scourge come near your tent.

Psalm 91: 9-10
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition






























































Random Bonus Quote:

You can only go halfway into the darkest forest;
then you are coming out the other side.

Chinese proverb


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