A Closer Walk: God Never Plays Games With Us

God never plays games with us. He never lies to us. He always shoots straight with us. I believe that is why Jesus plainly said, “And no one can be my disciple who does not carry his own cross and follow me. But DON’T BEGIN until you count the cost…” Luke 14:27-28What could be plainer…

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Never Losing the Light: Billowing Dust Beneath His Feet

I AM in every storm child. Let that sink in… (Selah.) My word says, “He shows His power in the terrors of the cyclone and the raging storms; clouds are the billowing dust beneath His feet.” (Nahum 1:3) I re-arrange things by storm. Is that not My sovereign right as Creator of it all? Remember…

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A Closer Walk: No Turning Back

This is one of my favorite things about God: He never wastes words. God can pack more punch, in less space, than the finest writers who have ever lived. “Decide.” On that one little word hung everything in my future. I had come to some sort of fork in the road with God… and I…

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Never Losing the Light: Desperate Faith

When I look at you I see a magnificent ship caught up in a desperate and fierce gale; broken mast; tattered sails; but still afloat! This hurricane you’ve sailed into has brought it’s damage for sure. I would never deny what you have endured. But… you are carrying such a rich cargo! No wonder the…

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A Closer Walk: Looking For Pain’s Logic

I could see the logic. I mean, there are awful things going on in the world… and there are Christians who are suffering… dying… everywhere. Where had I gotten the idea that the Bible taught I would always be kept safe from trouble? When I started to search the scriptures again, it painted an honest…

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He Speaks To Us In Songs of Deliverance

The Psalms have been songs of deliverance for me more than once. And so I go there, whenever I am struggling with anything—because it is there HE SPEAKS to me.   In those sweet songs I find comfort, I find healing, I find wisdom, instruction, and redemption. In those one hundred and fifty passages—I find HOPE! They are the Bible’s most…

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