The Weakest Worshipers

You shall not side with the strong against the powerless. — Sir Robert Morton, The Winslow Boy That was me. I believed I was powerless. So, for a very long time, I was one of God’s weakest worshipers. (I struggled with so much doubt.) How could God be good and let so much bad stuff…

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He Speaks Comfort When We Hurt

“God is the Champion at bringing people from a place of destruction to a place of total victory. As they reach that place of victory they become trophies of his grace. and they are set on the display as a fragrant reminder of God’s goodness.” ― Joyce Meyer, Beauty for Ashes God gives beauty for…

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Hope and More Hope!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15: 13 How do we experience hope when all looks hopeless? When the problems seem to mount to the sky, where do we begin? Here in Northern…

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I Want To Make A Joyful Difference

“We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.” ― C.S. Lewis “You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of…

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Finding Joy!

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” ― Helen Keller You can find joy in some of the most unexpected places…. If you choose to. I used to think of joy as something that was only available if my life looked a certain way. If I was living in the…

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A Power-shot of Expectant Hope!

In that day the people will proclaim, “This is our God in whom we trust, for whom we waited. Now at last he is here.” What a day of rejoicing! Isaiah 25:9 TLB Once we’ve asked God to answer a question or solve a problem, we need to be eagerly awaiting His answer. We need…

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In The Shadow of His Wings…

…hide me in the shadow of your wings as you hover over me. Psalm 17:8 TLB Seasons Father—Creation that you’ve made! Spring’s sweet buds, and Summer’s glade; Pumpkin’s orange in Fall’s bright pallet, Forest’s sleep ‘neath Winter’s mallet…   Your seasons teach me lessons stern; Lessons that, I needs, must learn; That all year ’round — these…

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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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Speak To The Dry Bones

  It was Ezekiel, one of God’s prophets, who wrote these haunting words: “Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the LORD!” Ezekiel 37:4. Speak to the dry bones? To the things that have died? What for? I mean, can you imagine? Why would…

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