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Pamela Palmer

Pamela Palmer is a writer, chaplain, and the founder of upheldlife.com, the platform on which she produces weekly devotionals and faith resource articles to inspire keeping faith at the center of it all. She lives and thrives on Jesus, coffee, and music. She is in pastoral ministry and gets to share in the emotional and spiritual lives of many people, being a small piece of each journey. Pamela married the perfect man for her and they have two beautiful kiddos. She has been published on herviewfromhome.com and you can follow her at upheldlife.com, or on Facebook.com/upheldlife.

Why Did the Son of Man Come to Serve?

When Jesus entered this world, He loved, sacrificed, and taught like no one else ever has. The life of Jesus is inspiring, humbling, and has changed and saved millions upon millions of lives. In Jesus’ day, the Jewish people were anticipating a Messiah, believing that he would bring a revolution. Much to their surprise, Jesus came to die, and He came to serve.

“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28).

When we encounter the Gospel narratives of Jesus, our hearts and minds are filled with amazing stories of how Jesus cared for people, preached the truth of God, and devoted His life on earth to loving others. Jesus came to serve and to give His life because humanity needed to be redeemed and saved.

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Why Does David Write "Forget Not His Benefits," and What Exactly Are They?

This particular Psalm is one of praise and worship as it reflects on and tells of the goodness of the Lord. In his praise and adoration to God, David wrote that he would not forget the benefits of God.

Does God Care What We Wear to Church?

We are consistently reminded throughout Scripture to not judge by appearances, because what matters to God is our inward faith. According to the Bible, God is more concerned with the condition of our hearts than what we’re wearing to church.

Why Does Paul Ask “Death Where Is Your Victory”?

Although this is a powerful verse that believers can trust, it may be difficult to fully understand what this verse means. The reality is that people – Christians included – die every day. What this passage in 1 Corinthians 15 promises is that we have victory over sin and death through the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Why Are the Promises of God "Yes and Amen"?

This verse, which might sound a bit confusing, was written by the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians. It conveys that Jesus Christ is the “yes” and “amen” of all God’s promises, meaning in Jesus is the guarantee and confirmation of God’s promises.

Who Wrote Amazing Grace?

John Newton’s story is one of profound transformation and deliverance. It is clear that his radical change resulted in the formation of this hymn. Its words are very relatable for many believers who know what it is to be delivered from a life of wickedness into a life of righteousness lived for God.

7 Comforting Prayers for Sickness

Sickness is a part of life that can be difficult to experience and navigate. Naturally, sickness takes a physical toll, but it can also impact someone spiritually and emotionally. Scripture reveals that God comforts us when we are troubled (see 2 Corinthians 1:4). Certainly, God loves us and is with us in every desperate situation, even when it comes to physical sickness.

The Bible instructs us to pray for those who are sick.

“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord” (James 5:14).

When someone is going through illness, it is important for their brothers and sisters in Christ to pray for them. We do not know how God will answer those prayers, but we can be confident He hears them and will answer them in His perfect way and will. Here are 7 prayers to say for those who are dealing with sickness.

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9 Beautiful Prayers for Moms This Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a special time set aside to celebrate motherhood and the many women who raise and invest in children. This sweet holiday is a day when children and families can honor the women in their lives who have raised, taught, helped, and poured into them. Although this holiday is not a biblical one, God instructs honor and respect toward mothers (see Ephesians 6:1-3).

Many families celebrate Mother’s Day by going to church together, preparing the meal for mom, giving mom gifts or handmade projects, letting mom have a day of rest, and doing a special activity together as a family.

This year, Mother’s Day will be recognized on May 8, 2022. Here are nine prayers we can say for moms this special time of year.

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How the Meaning of Maundy Thursday Reminds Us to Love Others

Holy Week is a sacred and blessed time for Christians around the globe. The week leading up to Easter Sunday is one that helps Christians focus on the cross in heart and spirit by recounting the final days of Jesus’ life and earthly ministry. Within this week leading to Easter Sunday, many recognize what is called Maundy Thursday. Maundy Thursday is celebrated the Thursday before Easter in remembrance of the Last Supper, when Jesus introduced communion and washed the disciples’ feet.

“After that, Jesus poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him” (John 13:5).

For Jesus to wash the feet of his disciples demonstrated an incredible amount of love, humility, and servanthood. Sometime later, following this act, Jesus established what is now referred to as communion, or the eucharist.

“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you’” (Luke 22:19-20).

The final days and hours Jesus spent with his disciples were sacred and filled with significant teachings. Maundy Thursday is set aside to remember these commands Jesus gave at the Last Supper.

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34 Prayer Quotes to Uplift and Encourage Your Prayer Life

Scripture teaches that prayer is vital to the deepening of our relationship with God, and an important spiritual practice. The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus to, “Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Ephesians 6:18).

Prayer is how people talk to God, hear from God, and spend time with God. Through prayer, we can experience God in powerful ways. Yet establishing a good prayer routine can be a challenge for many Christians who desire to put God first. Here are 34 prayer quotes to encourage your prayer life.

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