Turning Point… Part Two

In our last post we were discussing a decision that we must all make. Will we follow Jesus even when He allows things to happen in our lives that seem to make no sense—that may actually seem to contradict His promises? Every disciple will come to this crossroads at some point, and I love the…

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The abc’s of Believing: F – Faithful

Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;  Deuteronomy 7:9 When you can’t see a thing. When it looks like all His promises stand contradicted? That’s when you know what you believe. In Mere Christianity C.…

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The Fuzzy Edges of Camp Tehema

The year was 1957. (Or, maybe it was 1958?) I’m not sure anymore because the photos in my memory are getting a bit fuzzy around the edges. Anyway, I think this was the first time I traveled away from home by myself. I was seven years old and it was my very first GRAND ADVENTURE.…

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A Power-shot From The King

If I was going to choose someone to give “the spiritual gift of encouragement” to—it would NOT be someone like me. Someone who has had a life of crisis-after-crisis punctuated with depression, bullies, and abandonment. Nope—no way. Yet that is what God did. 1 Corinthians 1: 26-27 says, Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few…

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A Power-shot Of Humility

We had a saying in my family: It’s a GOOD sign when The Enemy shows up! You must be doing something RIGHT! There is also a quote in Streams In The Desert that reminds us: To be left unmolested by Satan is no evidence of blessing. When your enemies attack—Jesus said, “Bless them.” The humility…

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