The Lord is on Your Side

There are times in life when I feel overwhelmed by the evil in the world. It seems that I will be overtaken by those who pursue me with false accusations and malicious words. At these times, David’s words in the Psalms resonate with me. Psalm 35:1-3 is one example: “Plead my cause, O LORD, with […]

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An Encounter Driven by Suffering

It just didn’t seem right to have to put up with it. Her medical condition affected so much of her life. She spent all she had on doctors, seeking a cure — even just some relief, but none was found. Now after twelve years it seemed hopeless. Except…there was that man she heard about. Some […]

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Sorrow Knows No Bounds

I had just watched my mom’s casket lowered into the ground when I noticed a young couple about one hundred yards away. They were standing with their children next to a small headstone. I recognized the couple, so as family and friends dispersed from my mom’s graveside, I walked over and stood with them. It […]

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Insurmountable Barriers

Has there been a time in your life when it seems there is no path forward because the struggles seem insurmountable? Perhaps you can see the other side, but there are road blocks that stop you from moving forward. It is overwhelming to consider overcoming the barriers — a feeling of being swept away by […]

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Out of Options

She was about to prepare her last meal. There is a great drought in the land and she only has enough food for one more meal. Then she encounters a man who asks her to feed him. She explains her situation, but he tells her to use the last bit of food she has left […]

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The Discipline of Trauma

When I reflect back on so many traumatic events in my life, I recall the pain and hurt. In the middle of those events, sometimes I wondered what God was doing. Yet when I look at my life today, I know those events helped to shape who I am. My faith is deeper for having […]

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Too Proud to Remember

There have been times in my life where I have gone through severe trials. In those times I have cried out to God for relief. I have asked him to take away the pain, to release me from the ongoing struggles. It seems during those times I have drawn closer to God and my faith […]

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Friday Faith

Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. – Hebrews 3:12-13 (NASB) […]

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