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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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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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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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"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 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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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 / 12 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
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Modern-Day Josephs...

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Psalm 27: 8 There is so much uncertainty […]
Mar 19, 2011 / 5 Comments
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It's the Little Foxes

Again and again, my heart is captured by simple awareness of the love that God has for me. But oh, sometimes IT IS NOT that […]
Jan 12, 2013 / 4 Comments
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Lean On Me and Lean Hard!

"Child of My Love!  Lean hard!  Let Me feel the pressure of your care.  I know your burden, child! I shaped it- I poised it […]
Sep 12, 2012 / 1 Comment
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Allure My Heart

All I can do sometimes is sit still before God and just reflect.  I’m nothing less than amazed at the radical way Jesus has changed […]
Sep 7, 2012 / 2 Comments
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Treasure in Common Jars

For the umpteenth time, discouragement rushed in and reared its ugly head.  Despair can paralyze and debilitate even the strongest of souls!  But God always […]
Sep 5, 2012 / 6 Comments
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Privilege?

Recently, I’ve had the privilege of meeting others who are also afflicted with some chronic illness or disability…whether it’s Fibromyalgia or Multiple Sclerosis. Privilege? How can […]
Aug 5, 2008 / 10 Comments
Overcoming Discouragement

Overcoming Discouragement

“So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees.  Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those […]
Jun 18, 2012 / 8 Comments
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God You Are My Identity!

“Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand.”  Psalm 73:23   Sometimes I really feel like a gigantic failure.  These words help me keep ground.  I cling to and recite them back […]
Jun 12, 2012 / 3 Comments
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Sovereignty In Raindrops...

As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's cross to the other side of the lake."  Mark 4:35   Today I want to share with you something […]
Jun 4, 2012 / 2 Comments
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He Purgeth It!

“Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.”  John 15: 2   He purges it!  Think about this verse of Scripture... “In His […]
May 10, 2012 / 2 Comments
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How Can We Say We Know Him?

Jesus is the Man of Sorrows.  He swallowed pain, and swallowed it whole.  Should we never taste a morsel of that pain?  How can we […]
Apr 24, 2012 / 6 Comments
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After the Locusts Have Eaten

"I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten--the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm - […]
Apr 21, 2012 / 1 Comment
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He is Master over ALL...

“From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and […]
Apr 9, 2012 / 5 Comments
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And Laid Your Hand Upon Me

It takes tremendous courage to look away from circumstance and look instead to God.  A good measure of our faith is having the courage to […]
Mar 8, 2012 / 2 Comments
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Nothing but Silence...

“But He kept silent and answered nothing.” Mark 14: 61 Let me speak from what I know.  Are you in the midst of some trial now? […]
Feb 15, 2012 / 2 Comments