Is there really an upside to adversity?

Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” […]

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Delight in spite of suffering

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Rom 8:28 It is a great honor to be called to serve in God’s kingdom — a privilege that many say they desire but then discard when the going gets […]

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The blessing of wisdom

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5 Who is the wisest person you know? I thought long and hard about this question and before I tell you about my wise person, I’m going to define it for […]

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No reason for fear

Happy Monday friends! In my Bible study time yesterday, as I prayed for God’s grace for the week ahead, I kept hearing these words from Hebrews 13:5. “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” What a comforting thought. It settled and sank right down deep into my spirit. Then I read further […]

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the tragedy of having little faith

If Jesus appeared in front of you right now – if he walked into your home – what would you say to him? What would he say to you? Sometimes, when I’m tempted to take the wrong path, I think about this. I think, but what if he shows up right now? Often, it’s enough […]

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THE WISE WOMAN GUARDS HER HEART

Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Prov 4:23 (ESV) If you’re looking for a source of wisdom and insight in how to live in a way that pleases God, then Proverbs 3 and 4 is the place for you. The words are written by a loving father to […]

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you are what you think

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Phil 4:8 You’ve probably heard the quote: “You are what you think.” It’s been attributed to so many people over the […]

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surviving the lockdown lunacy

The pandemic. The lockdowns. The lunacy and rhetoric from politicians who care more about power than people. It’s enough to make anyone feel nuts! Several weeks ago God prompted me to start a slow-reading of Philippians. It has become a lifeline of sorts. After all, Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians while he was […]

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Weeding sin out of ourselves

“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you. So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all […]

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9 Scriptures for seasons of suffering

May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ. 2 Thessalonians 3:5 In times of crisis it’s hard to ignore suffering. It’s everywhere and tends to overwhelm our senses and sentiments. Just yesterday, I comforted someone who burst into […]

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