Foundation Stones for Trust

Before we begin our journey through the Psalms we must talk about the foundation stones for trust. You cannot have a trust that will weather all the storms of life if it is built on the “sand” of what you see and feel. Your eyes will deceive you and your feelings often shift and change with each…

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A Closer Walk: A Heart Overhaul

In his book, The Surprising Grace of Disappointment: Finding Hope When God Seems To Fail Us, John Koessler writes, “The construction of the spiritual life requires as much tearing down as building up.” I was beginning to see that, because one truth I was definitely starting to grasp… I needed to step back, and take…

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A Closer Walk: Good News Daughter

I am a daughter who loved her dad. But here’s the thing. My Father was not good at expressing his feelings or the things that really mattered to him, and that deeply affected our relationship, and how we related to one another. Unfortunately, for both of us, because my dad had a dysfunctional relationship with his parents, there wasn’t anything in…

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A Closer Walk: Sometimes You Need A Real Friend

We have all encountered Job’s “friends.” You know, those would-be comforters with their Biblical counsel that cuts like a knife. But sometimes you need a real friend, like it or not.   I’m not talking about the, “Hey, how the heck are you?” kind of friend you see once in a blue moon. No, I’m…

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A Closer Walk: A Storm That Terrifies

Have you ever been in a severe storm? Man, I have. It was driving back from the airport in Wichita to Hutchinson, Kansas to stay with friends. It was my first time in a “tornado watch.” We left the airport under sunny skies but soon after a storm began to brew. It looked like we…

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What Roads To Take?

Isaiah 42:16 The Message (MSG) 10-16 Sing to God a brand-new song,     sing his praises all over the world! Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause,     with all the far-flung islands joining in. Let the desert and its camps raise a tune,     calling the Kedar nomads to join in. Let the villagers…

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Making Bible “Family Time” Simple

This new devotional by Tony and Jonathan Evans, KINGDOM FAMILY DEVOTIONAL, turns what often seems like a daunting task into a simple, consistent, and fun routine! It simplifies family devotions. We’re all busy these days, kids included! Carving out a consistent time to come together as a family over God’s word sounds simple, but very…

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The Gift

  Some things matter in this life. Many things don’t. Figuring out what does, and doesn’t, makes all the difference in how you finish. Many of us have had a rough start. We don’t have any control over that. But it’s how you finish that will tell your real story. How will you finish? We…

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Designer Dungeons

Jeremiah is a great friend of mine. We have spent many days together talking about God and our dungeon experiences. He comforts me. He sent me notes of encouragement from so many centuries before, yet his frustrations, are as current as yesterday’s battles. Yes, he is a great friend of mine. While he pours out…

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