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The Refiner's Fire

 "He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;"  Malachi 3:3 They were living to themselves; self with its hopes, and promises and […]
Oct 18, 2012 / 4 Comments
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Overcoming Depression...

"Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God. I will praise Him again—my Savior and my […]
Nov 11, 2009 / 6 Comments
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The Desert

The Bible truly is God’s love letter to us. It’s our learning tool to help us navigate this life; in its pages are lessons learned […]
Jul 9, 2008 / 6 Comments
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In Everything Give Thanks

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."  1 Thess. 5: 18    For this is the will of […]
Nov 14, 2013 / 2 Comments
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"You Try to Escape the Pain...

... yet God sees tender compassion for other sufferers finding birth in your soul."  That's great, but what about me?   Who's going to nurse […]
Jun 16, 2012 / Add Comment
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The Christian Wilderness

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”  Isaiah 55: […]
Dec 31, 2012 / 4 Comments
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You Always Bring Me Back...

Earlier today I happened to visit a place I’ve frequented many times. The place? It’s a confusing, dark plane of existence, where my flesh seems […]
Oct 18, 2009 / 8 Comments
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Are You Dead Yet?

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Gal 2:20 Recent circumstances have inspired me to write about […]
Oct 22, 2012 / Add Comment
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Do Not Fear the Wilderness

“For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child."  Hebrews 12:6   Afflictions are the proof of God’s paternal […]
Nov 19, 2012 / 4 Comments
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He Will Calm and Color It All

“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.”  Psalm 32: 7  Until we see God […]
Sep 17, 2011 / Add Comment
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Pool of Bethesda....

You've been sick for thirty-eight years. Your physical condition has become a way of life. You've adapted to the way things are. You're living a […]
Jan 28, 2010 / 5 Comments
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Bittersweet...

“Awake, O north wind, And come, O south! Blow upon my garden that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come to his garden […]
Sep 15, 2011 / Add Comment
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Knowledge vs. Experience

“I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and […]
Jul 2, 2013 / 4 Comments
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Training For the Battle

“Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle--“    Psalm 144:1 So I’m getting ready for bed […]
Dec 27, 2011 / 2 Comments
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In the Solitude...

“He took him aside, away from the crowd.”  Mark 7: 33   “Why has God set me aside?  All I want to do is to serve Him […]
Aug 29, 2011 / 14 Comments
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You are not God, I Am

Why is it that I am always struggling against something?  At times it feels like I’m fighting a losing battle.  It seems like a good […]
Jul 12, 2012 / Add Comment