Never Losing the Light: View The Changes With A Smile

Child, I want you to begin to view the changes I bring with a smile. (These frowns… honestly!) You cry to Me for change, and then when it’s not the kind of change you envisioned… If you could see your face! My sweet child, what have I told you about “understanding”? (Of course you do…

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Never Losing the Light: Lost Treasure

To lose something you treasure does not mean I am not caring for you. On the contrary… As I have said, you cannot receive the new things I have for you, if you are not willing to let go of the old things you no longer need. (Do not think this is license for sin.)…

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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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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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A Closer Walk: Renunciation and Following Jesus

I have thought on the word “discipleship” a great deal in recent years. If I had to describe, in one word, this journey of mine it has all come down to the word: RENUNCIATION. The dictionary gives this simple definition of renunciation: abnegation, denial, forsaking, giving up, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation. Tough words. Sometimes painful. Always…

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“Answers From A Cross” (New Song #11)

In all this darkness there is a light, A song from God, sung in the “night.” “Where is God!” some men demand. “Where was His, mighty, omnipotent hand?”   Devastation from stormy blast… Stricken faces—still aghast. “Where is God…” their whispered plea. “Doesn’t He care? Doesn’t He see?” ~~~ “How could He care—and look away?”…

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Living In A Simple Uncomplicated Truth

This is the season where “giving thanks” is on everyone’s mind. But, as I was contemplating Thanksgiving I thought, “Isn’t this the simple and uncomplicated truth we are to live in every day?” Isn’t this to be our daily reality? I’m not talking about standing on street corners, making loud and boisterous noises for others to notice and…

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Never Losing the Light: Illumination for The Future

“… without one ray of light.” that’s where you’ve been for months now, and yes, I have deliberately kept you ‘in the dark’ regarding your future. I wanted you to grow accustomed to the darkness of ‘not knowing’. It has been difficult to “adjust” your eyes to walking purely by faith and not by sight, yes?…

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A Closer Walk: Victory Over Depression

I had been told for years that depression was simply part of my family’s DNA. I had accepted those statements as fact, without questioning, so the depression I was experiencing didn’t surprise me. Indeed, I had almost expected it. It was part of our family history, like some genetic trait that couldn’t be escaped; could…

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