seeing with eyes of faith Category

got thankfulness?

We need to honestly ask ourselves, “What has my heart locked up and unable to express praise and thanksgiving?” Am I unsatisfied because my expectations are not being met? Am I steeped in a culture of criticism? Do I view my problems as bigger than my God? For us who are in Christ Jesus, praising […]

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the fight

I had another one of those nice runs on my favorite trail today. The air temperature was just right- a chilly breeze but plenty of sunshine. By time I got a mile into the course, my body temperature was warm, and my short-sleeved tee-shirt felt great. I also enjoyed freshly today the realization that I […]

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what I learned today on the running trail

Have you ever noticed how a hilly and wooded trail is such a picture of life? There are ups and downs, twists and turns, closed in spaces and an opening up to a spectacular vista of expansive waterfront. (Sorry! That would be the most magnificent trail that I have the privilege of running! I do […]

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a battle of the wills

Have you ever had that feeling of warring within yourself? You know, when your thoughts and attitudes are not holy and everything in you hurts, but there is no quick release from the battle?  When you and I decide to escape the struggle and not endure it, we ultimately are calling upon God to grant us His “permissive […]

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prayers of worry

Have you ever prayed this kind of prayer: “Oh, God, we don’t know how we’re going to pay our bills next month.  Please provide the work for us to have the cash we need…?”  I know I have!  It’s a prayer of worry.  The good thing is at least we know to take our concerns […]

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light overcomes darkness

Running my favorite trail this past week, I rehearsed my “no fear” mentality as I progressed deeper into the woods and away from neighborhoods and roads. Some people ask me, “You run that trail alone?”  I do run it, but I never consider myself to be alone.  My worship, which is my focus in thought, […]

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