Waiting With A Hope-FULL Heart

Wait for the Lord’s help. Be strong and brave, and wait for the Lord’s help.  Psalm 27:14 NCV “Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.” ―Elisabeth Elliot My grandfather used to say that waiting on…

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A Closer Walk: Too Soon Old ~ Too Late Smart

You know that old saying? Too soon old. Too late smart. (Yeah, that one.) Well, I don’t want to be that guy. I don’t want to be the guy that still, even with a head full of silver, isn’t… learning, growing, maturing, and getting wisdom. Yeah, all that good stuff! Since we all have only a…

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A Closer Walk: Royally Ticked Off

Everywhere you go these days it’s hard not to run into someone who is royally ticked off about something. Whether it’s the guy sitting next to you in a waiting room, those constant talking-heads on the tube, or even the people in your own house… ANGER is everywhere.   I grew up in the sixties.…

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Never Losing The Light: Your Next Heartbeat

Child, do not cry out to Me as though you had to summon Me from some far off place. I am as near as your next heartbeat. The reason you don’t hear My footsteps running to your side, is because I am already here! Don’t look with your eyes… look with your heart. Don’t listen…

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A Closer Walk: Tranquility Much Preferred

We all like those times of tranquility in life don’t we? When our lives are peaceful and all systems are “go.” I confess, l love those times. I’m not fond of trouble or chaos. (Nope, not my thing.) I’d prefer a life of lush green meadows and quiet still waters. It sounds so nice. I…

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Never Losing The Light: Silence, Storms and Stillness

My silence never seems so loud as it does in the storm, yes? (Yes.) But I have already told you, storms are for building your faith. Sometimes that requires silence… and waiting. I understand your fear. I understand your impatience, too. You think you are, too, weary. You think your faith will fail. But, I…

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How Long Will You Forget Me?

How long will you forget me, Lord? Forever? How long will you look the other way when I am in need? Psalm 13:1 “I spoke of an Army on the point of entering an enemy’s territories. Answering the question as to the cause of delay: ‘Waiting for supplies.’ The answer might also have been: ‘Waiting…

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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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A Closer Walk: The Idolatry of Approval

I never thought of family as an idol. I mean how could wanting your family’s love and approval be idolatry? For many years I longed to be loved and accepted by my family—but loved and accepted for myself. Unfortunately, it was that longing to be myself that created a great many of my family problems.…

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Remembering Jade Cove by Pastor Jack Hayford

Along HWY 1 in California is a place called Jade Cove, near Big Sur. It was at this place that by the grace of God, I “turned the corner.” I don’t mean a curve on that twisting, perilous highway, but the turn-around at Jade Cove rescued me from something as bad as a car accident.…

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