Vignettes—Disbelief

It can’t be. How could that possibly happen? She parked her car and stared at him with skepticism. She was lost for words. Did he not know that she had been praying to God about this for years? Month after month her prayers went unanswered. It seemed nothing would change. How could things be different? […]

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Together for Good

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28. (NASB) “What good can come from this?” It is a phrase I have found myself saying many times in my life. Sometimes it goes along […]

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Comfort From Affliction

When we are in the middle of struggles in life, it is hard to see any purpose in it. From my own experience a few years ago, when I felt trapped in a very traumatic situation with no evident end in sight, it all felt pointless. Day after day, as the trauma continued, it was […]

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When Darkness Stalks Our Joy

I feel the light begin to wane Darkness knocks at my door An old acquaintance Wanting to pay me a visit . The last time you were here You crushed all my joy Took away any laughter Pulled the shades on the light . Tears well up inside of me Hopelessness seeps in My body […]

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Roadblocks of Faith

Have you ever faced someone who is stubborn and resisting your pleas to act according to what God has asked you to do? This is the situation that Moses faced in attempting to get Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. Repeatedly, Moses goes to Pharaoh, as instructed by God, to tell him, “Thus says the […]

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Empathy for the Struggling

There have been times in my life, when I have struggled with trials, trauma and grief. In the depths of those struggles, I have often felt misunderstood and alone. At those times I needed someone to listen and empathize with me. Someone to walk with me through the trial and not judge me. Job faces […]

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Prayer Journey — Evil Intent

Help me dear God when evil stares me down; when it threatens me; when it harms me. Help me to not seek revenge. Fill me with your wisdom, your discernment, on the appropriate response. Help me to leave my response in your capable hands, in your time, according to your way. You are a righteous […]

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