How can I fully trust you dear God — to walk through life without worry, to be at ease knowing you are in control? The attacks come; problems stalk me; grief envelopes me; fear seizes me. If I am totally immersed in you dear God, what do I have to fear. You are eternal. You […]
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In celebration of National Poetry Month, I am reposting some poetry. I walk along the ocean shore Footprints formed in the sand Behind me each step is erased As the waves pound the shore . Thousands before me Have walked this very shore Every trace of their steps Washed away by the waves . Ships […]
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The waves crash
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Pound the shore
Like so many times
They’ve done before
Maybe you’ve seen one of them. A sign along the freeway that dedicates the freeway to a person. I’ve seen them many times on my many travels, but a while ago I saw one that caught me off guard. I read the name and told myself, “I know that guy!” It was yet another reminder […]
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It was an unjust death in an unjust world. Yet Jesus showed us the temporal nature of our suffering in this world…
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I notice rusting metal beams and think of all the hours of labor that went into forging the beams and welding them into place. I see crumbling plaster with drooping wallpaper and think of the hours spent carefully selecting colors and installing the walls and wallpaper.
Read More Finding Purpose in a Crumbling World
Like the people I know who had buildings named after them, ultimately their accomplishments will be forgotten and eventually the building that bore their name will be torn down to make way for the new.
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The Thessalonians found true joy in serving Christ despite hardships and trials. They did not do things grudgingly or because of guilt. People knew their faith was real, that they held eternal truths, not words based on idle human wisdom.
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My passport and driver’s license show my citizenship. But how do people know we are citizens of the Kingdom of God? In Phillipians 3:20 Paul wrote, “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ (NIV).”
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Some days it is difficult to remember that everything in this world is temporary. The only eternal value it has is how we use what God has given us here to help others learn about Christ Jesus.
Read More The Unseen Inward Renewal