Angry Loss

What does anger cause us to miss? Our frustration, bitterness and resentment can taint our day and cause us to lash out at people, damage relationships and create difficult situations. This response does not convey God’s love, grace or holiness to others. When we respond to life with anger, we miss out on what God […]

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Putting Away Malice

When I feel I am treated unjustly, it seems my first reaction is to strike back, to defend myself. But Peter reminds us, “As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance (1 Peter 1:14, NIV).” While we have the Spirit of God within us as followers […]

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#7 Constructing Silence

2022 Countdown of the top ten most viewed posts. This post was first published May 31, 2022. The house, while it was being built, was built of stone prepared at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built. – 1 Kings […]

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Fighting Back with Prayer

As a follower of Jesus, we need to be aware that we are not just an enemy of Satan. Ephesians 6:10 reminds us that we are a target of the “schemes of the devil (NASB).” We are not just in a one-on-one sword fight with evil, but as believers in Jesus we are the target […]

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Mining Wisdom

We often confuse knowledge with wisdom. Acquiring knowledge isn’t bad, but it takes wisdom to know how to apply it. In Job chapter 28, Job has a discourse on the lengths people will go to acquire the treasures of the world: “Surely there is a mine for silver And a place where they refine gold. […]

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