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Was I Ready to Die in the Hurricane?

The high clouds and powerful winds announced the storm’s approach. My young children and I took the opportunity to enjoy our last day of sunshine before being cooped up inside. We walked the path around our neighborhood park, physically straining against the push of the wind. Jordan, a pre-schooler at the time, spoke the obvious: […]

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Are You Identifying the Root Cause?

Last week I wrote about root fears that feed worry. You can read that post here. Today, we’re going deeper to consider the root that demands inspection for every Christian wrestling temptation to sin. I hit pause on John 13 in my reading. The disciple invites us to engage in Jesus’ suffering. Initially, the Lord […]

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The Right Time

The town behind me is Nazareth, Israel. It is built on a hillside, and one of its cliffs is the scene of an interesting account from the Scriptures. You see, buildings change and even culture changes, but when the Word of God highlights the topography of a place, you and I can set our eyes […]

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100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 31

Day 31 You Are United With God’s Love (Romans 8:39) “Oh, God, You never gave up on me!” Listening to this cry of my friend’s┬áheart blessed me. She was so wrapped in the presence of God that she could barely stand as she declared the unfailing love of the Father. “Because of the Lord’s great […]

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A Simple God-Confidence

“The man took Jesus at His word…” (John 4:50). Incredible. Jesus spoke hope: “Your son will live” {in His authoritative kind of way}; the man proved he believed by departing the Lord’s presence and returning to his home twenty miles away! THE HEART OF GOD (life); SPOKEN/RELEASED THROUGH A SERVANT (Jesus); IGNITES FAITH (the man […]

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when life is a battle

The biblical account of David and Goliath inspires the reader. We like it when the underdog comes out of the battle on top. It screams hope for the seasons in our own lives when the mountains looming before us threaten to bring us down. What we stand to gain from a close inspection of the […]

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