Who Is Our God?

Our God is the God who saves! I don’t care what your circumstance might be. God can change it. He can make it over into something beautiful. He can make you over. Chuck Swindoll said, “We aren’t just thrown on this earth like dice tossed across a table. We are sovereignly and lovingly placed here…

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When God Won’t Budge

Have you ever had one of these days with God? Where you want something else? Where you say, “Anywhere, but here God…” (I’m having one of those days.) I want the landscape of my life to change into something else. Something new, something fresh, something… I don’t know—something, else. I’m complaining, of course. (Kvetching is not…

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My Strong Love for China

“Why am I praying like this? Because I know you will answer me, O God! Yes, listen as I pray. Show me your STRONG LOVE in wonderful ways, O Savior of all those seeking your help against their foes.”  Psalm 17: 6-7 TLB One of the ways I have learned to overcome discouragement—is to get…

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Conquer By Prayer

LORD, I trust in you alone. Don’t let my enemies defeat me. Rescue me because you are the God who always does what is right.   Psalm  31: 1 TLB And if my heart be scarred and burned, the safer, I, for all I learned. —Dorothy Parker I recently found sweet Light when I was given “the gift”…

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Here Be Lions In the Making

“It’s not victory that makes a man. It’s his defeats.” ― Pierce Brown I see rays of brilliance in Mr. Brown’s writing. Unfortunately, while there are grains of truth in what he writes, there is a vast difference between standing on bedrock and standing on shifting sand. Jesus Himself said, we each must choose whether…

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Victory Over Days of Adversity

Blessed [with wisdom and prosperity] is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, And whom You teach from Your law, That You may grant him [power to calm himself and find] peace in the days of adversity, Until the pit is dug for the right wicked and ungodly.  Psalm 94: 12-13 AMP We all have those kind…

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Awkward Equals Brave and Beautiful

Awkward is the price of admission for authentic connection. It costs us; oh, how it does. It costs our pride and our desire to be seen as perfect and the comfort of our couches. I hope I’m always willing to pay it. The people who impress me most these days are not the ones on…

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Loving the Jive-walkin’ Smack-talkin’ Dudes

I have chosen him and I will tell everyone about the wonderful ways he rescues me. Psalm 73: 28 TLB Jesus can sure hand out some tough assignments! Like loving those jive-walkin’, smack-talkin’ dudes, that are perishing, and don’t even believe it. Man, it’s tough some days to “love” some folks! (You, too?) You know…

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My Best Friend and My Shepherd

The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd.     I always have more than enough.  He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love.     His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.  That’s where he restores and revives my life.     He opens before me pathways to God’s…

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