Diamonds in the Dust: 366 Sparkling Devotions

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Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 9:7: God loves a cheerful giver, Eugene Peterson in his translation of the Bible says, to give these gifts to you. as a token of our abiding love: use it to bring peace, justice and comfort to all the world, Amen. May the Lord bless these words to our hearts. Today’s key verse describes a woman who did the same. “In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly” (1 Samuel 1:10, emphasis added).

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Publisher: Zondervan (December 6, 1993)

ISBN: 0310379504

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