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Beauty out of Brokenness

In 1 Samuel 25 David acts out of anger and almost kills numerous people because of one man’s selfishness. In the end, David does not kill them. When he thought of what he almost did, David said, “Blessed be the … Continue reading

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“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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