Author Archives: stevenrealife

“Is anything too hard for me?”

In Jeremiah 32 Judah’s king imprisons the prophet Jeremiah because he spoke truth. While Jeremiah is under arrest, God tells him to buy a field from his uncle. That does not seem unusual until we read that the Babylonian King, … Continue reading

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“Open to us a door for the word”

I have been praying Colossians 4:3 for myself, “. . . pray for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ.” I keep a prayer list for several people I … Continue reading

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I Can Trust His Sovereign Plan

Reading Jeremiah 24 recently, I was struck with the absolute sovereignty of God and how I can trust Him in my prayer life. Just like this early morning sunrise, to me a picture of peace, I can be at peace … Continue reading

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“Never be thirsty again”

“Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water I will give him will become in him … Continue reading

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“Your words became to me a joy”!

Way too often I allow circumstances to control my joy. If my life is at ease I feel at peace. If I am dealing with difficult situations, I am weighed down. My gut response is to try to solve the … Continue reading

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A Visit to Harold

This week I went to visit Harold. Over ten years ago I hired Harold to build a bedroom set for us in honor of our 25th wedding anniversary. Harold built it out of my favorite wood, cherry. In fact, he … Continue reading

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Caught in the Whirlwind

Are you living in a whirlwind and are almost numb from going in so many directions at the same time? I have been lately. When we feel like that, it is good to take a step back and do whatever … Continue reading

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Living in a City of “None”

I live in a city where basically half of the people claim “none!” That is, they claim “none” when it comes to affiliation with a church of any kind. I am surrounded by people for whom church is a foreign … Continue reading

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Peace Is a Person

Yesterday a young woman asked me an important question: “How do I find peace?” Her question reminds me of a great song that our worship pastor at Faith Bible Church, Brian Hill, wrote: “Peace Is a Person.” Follow the link … Continue reading

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New Life Makes Me Happy!

As you think back to this last Christmas, what was your best gift? My best gift came Christmas night! A young man for whom I had been praying for quite some time came up to me and said, “I did … Continue reading

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