Just Punishment

It’s a profound line. One of the criminals crucified with Jesus said, “And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong (Luke 23:41, NASB).” Indeed, we deserve to suffer, deserve death for our sins. We deserve to be on that cross […]

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Between Fear and Faith

God has laid out a plan for your life, a journey that will lead you to “a land flowing with milk and honey (Num. 14:8).” With each new step, he asks us to follow him in faith. The challenge is to not do what the Israelites did and take your eyes off God, to not let fear take hold of you.

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In the Moment With God

In the moment I thank God for each breath I take In the moment I thank God for the cooling breeze In the moment I thank God for his hand upon my life In the past I feel the pain of struggles and trauma In the past I grieve for those who are gone now […]

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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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Handing Over the Keys

I remember the look of panic on my dad’s face when he handed me the keys to his car. I was 16 years old with a newly minted driver’s license and about to drive his car alone for the first time. He didn’t say a word about what he must have felt inside, he only said, “be careful” as he handed over the keys.

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