Never Losing the Light: Overturning The Status Quo

But… things are about to change. (I wound with purpose, remember?) We are going to change things. (I told you, we are going to upturn and overturn the Status Quo.) No more platitudes of plastic niceties. No more cold hearts, cold words, and cold love. I am done with these. It’s a new day. (And…

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Book Review: The Disciplines of Life by V. Raymond Edman

The Discipline of Darkness ”That walketh in darkness, and hath no light?” (Isa. 50:10) There is profound and practical truth in the statement, ”Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light.” This statement implies that it is possible for the child of God to ”be filled with the knowledge of his…

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A Thriller For the Holidays ~The House On Foster Hill!

The House on Foster Hill is one of those books you start—intending a nice lazy read over the holidays. But once you begin? You can’t put it down! I was riveted to this story from page one all the way to the end. (And what a surprise that was!) Wow, what a mystery! Where shall…

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Never Losing the Light: Hope To Heal

You cannot hope to heal what you cannot understand. I am sick and weary with saintly-sympathy! Pity mixed with disdain never healed anyone. (Child, listen…) A cross! A cross healed the sickness of sin! A cross, not a sympathetic smile, and a pat on the shoulder. Look at your planet! Look… what do you see?…

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From Devotional: Day by Day with Charles R. Swindoll

WOUNDS AND SCARS by Charles R. Swindoll Tucked away in a quiet corner of Scripture is a verse containing much emotion: “From the city men groan, and the souls of the wounded cry out” (Job 24:12). The scene is a busy metropolis. Speed. Movement. Noise. Rows of buildings. All that is obvious, easily seen and…

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Never Losing the Light: Redeemed For Purpose

Do not fear the changes that have come to your life as though something terrible has happened that cannot be redeemed. (1 Pet. 4:12) I can redeem anything! (Ex. 6:6) Have I not kept my promises to you? When you were so broken, and you thought, “This will never be okay; the mess is too…

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Joy Is Where You’re Going Trust Will Get You There

“Shepherd,” asked Much-Afraid earnestly, “tell me why I nearly got into Pride’s clutches again, and why Resentment, Bitterness, and Self-Pity have been able to pester me for so long in this dreadful way. I did not call you before, because they never dared to come close to me or to make a real attack, but…

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A Closer Walk: Hold On To Hope In The Dark

It’s hard to hold on to hope, when you’re waiting in the dark, doing daily combat with oppressing fears. Sometimes, you listen to sermons, you read the Bible, you fight “the dark” for all you’re worth—clutching for truth as if your life depends upon it—because it does. I have those days when I have a strong grip on hope.…

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Never Losing The Light: Bearing With Injustice

Sweet Heart, I know—their injustice. (I know.) Never mind, trust Me. I told you I will deal with your enemies. Don’t you believe this? I know, you want relief. Come to Me for that. Relief is not in the absence of conflict. It is in the presence of your Master. Come child. Come… your enemies?…

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