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Faith through Disappointment (the one about bitterness)

Consider the alternative When we feel disappointment sometimes we give ourselves permission to be angry for a while. That’s actually okay. There is nothing wrong with acknowledging how someone has hurt us. In fact, it is healthy to be honest about our … Continue reading

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Faith Through Disappointment (part 2)

Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” (emphasis … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope, And How They’re Connected

This week let’s think about walking in faith. There are times that it is easy and times that it is hard. It is easy to walk in faith in the areas that you don’t really feel threatened. For most of … Continue reading

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Truth and Trust

Have you said in your heart or heard a friend say, “I just don’t feel that God is very close to me.”? In that moment, although we may not realize it, we are wrestling with who to believe – our … Continue reading

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Making a Difference for Eternity

I don’t know who said it, but I know that our world seems to live by this axiom, “He who dies with the most toys, wins.” However, we all know that it isn’t our stuff that makes a difference.  Just … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting with God

When I was a kid, I did a lot of troubleshooting. No, I didn’t call it that back then, but I did it. When I was faced with a problem like a ball stuck on a roof, I would think … Continue reading

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Starting Anew with Hope

Think back for a moment to this annual event: going back to school. Every year children gear up for school in August.  Mom’s are getting their youngest ready for kindergarten. Students are planning what they and their friends are going to … Continue reading

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A Love That NEVER Changes

Sometimes, theology seems dry and stale.  Take the issue of God’s eternity.  It is a great truth that God is eternal, yet it seems to just be intellectual knowledge for us. How are we supposed to apply the eternal nature … Continue reading

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The Christian Atheist – A Scary Thought

Today we think about one of the oddest actions in the world. No, it isn’t when people who don’t believe in God act like they don’t believe in Him. It isn’t when people who are iffy about God act like … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Knowing God

Mysteries. They catch my fascination. I love a good who-done-it. They stretch my mind. They capture my imagination. They make me want to solve the puzzle before it is revealed. Have you ever thought of the wonderful mystery of knowing … Continue reading

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