Planting Trees In Israel

I’ll plant the red cedar in that treeless wasteland, also acacia, myrtle, and olive. I’ll place the cypress in the desert, with plenty of oaks and pines. Everyone will see this. No one can miss it—unavoidable, indisputable evidence That I, God, personally did this. It’s created and signed by The Holy of Israel. Isaiah 41:19-20 Msg.…

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Fishing With Jesus

Simon Peter announced, “I’m going fishing.” John 21: 3 This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible. I suppose because it’s not so much about fishing, as it is about the recommissioning of a man who had really blown it—and I mean big time! This is a story about Peter, the guy who…

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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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A Closer Walk: Overcoming Dark Storms of Doubt

I was stunned at the size of the doubt-storms that were rolling across the landscape of my life. Suddenly I was being engulfed by dark clouds of questioning God, myself, what I believed about everything. It is easy to believe in a God of Love when everything in your life is rosy, but when things…

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