When Wisdom Calls

There are times when God brings someone into our life at the right moment to speak wisdom. Such was the case in Exodus 18 where Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, meets him in the wilderness after he “heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people (18:1, NASB).” Jethro observes how Moses […]

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When Bad Things Turn to Good

It’s easy for us to look at the story of Esther in the Old Testament and see the good outcome. Yet a lot of bad things happened to the people in the story before the outcome could happen. Early on in the Book of Esther, on the seventh day of a lavish banquet, King Ahasuerus […]

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Tending to Denials

I can relate to Peter’s denial of Jesus not once, but three times (Luke 22:54-62). I’ve had plenty of missed opportunities in my life—lost chances to go deeper with someone about my faith when they press me with questions. Fear kicks in and I become more concerned about myself and my ego than how I […]

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Arising After Denial

You’re in a group of Christians sharing a meal and someone mentions how committed they are to Jesus. You chime in and say that you too are fully committed to Jesus. The rest of the group adds that they too are committed followers. However, soon those words are tested. In Matthew 26:26-35, Jesus has finished […]

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Everyday—Mirror Reflection

“Everyday” is a series of Thursday posts this month looking at God’s presence in everyday life. The thought was persistent. Write “God Loves You” on the steamed up mirror in the hotel bathroom. I hesitated. Wouldn’t the person cleaning the room clean the mirror, thus removing my message? Then it occurred to me that I […]

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