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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“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: Beauty In The Brokenness

We all have something, don’t we? Some fear, or flaw, or brokenness; some insecurity or sense of inferiority that we desperately want to overcome. (Whether we admit it or not, we all do.) Sometimes it’s a glaring and obvious failure; something that we believe everyone can see. Sometimes it’s our blind spot; something everyone, but us,…

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Never Losing the Light: Comfort Flows From Here

Oh, the comfort that flows from you now! And… where has that comfort come from? Was it born in the sunshine of soft green meadows? Or, was it born with the wind and the rain of some holocaust whipping and tearing at you? (We know.) Many in My church have become rich, spoiled, and pampered.…

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A Closer Walk: In My Suffering Just Give Me Jesus

The God-given-value of suffering is not a very popular subject, is it? I remember once, when I was the editor of the newsletter for my church’s Women’s Ministry, I submitted some samples for a series of articles on the subject of suffering. I wanted to use much of Isaiah and Jeremiah’s writing as an encouragement…

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A Closer Walk: Redeeming Lamentations and Grief

I have tread the stony paths of grief more than once in my life. Can I confess, again? I never saw any redeeming value in these paths until very recently. Grief to me was always something to be avoided at best, or impatiently endured; gutting it out at it’s worst. I wanted to move swiftly through…

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A Cup of Hope: Resting in the Promise of God’s Faithfulness

A Cup of Hope by Emilie Barnes is just one of those books you stumble upon, and you suddenly know, “This one is going to change everything!” I blog about hope. I can’t breathe in this busted broken world a single moment without it—but sometimes—the candle of hope in me burns low. And, when it…

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