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Sometimes we make life with God so incredibly complicated. And when we complicate it, we may be tempted to argue and wrangle about issues that aren’t big issues. We bicker about if we should raise our hands during worship or if we’re going to be […]
I once rode in the car with my humorous husband when he ran a stop sign. I said, “Oops! Missed that one.” He laughed and responded, “That’s what I call a Stoptional.” Sometimes, we treat God’s commands like they are Stoptionals. Sure, He told us […]
I recently heard some great advice: Emotions are like children. It’s okay to let them ride in the car with you, but don’t let them in the driver’s seat. Oh! What if we always remembered to judge between emotions that will lead us down a […]
In 2011 NBC News aired a story about an unemployed man who was mining for gold and diamonds on a busy sidewalk outside a handful of prominent Manhattan jewelry stores. The news showed him peering into a crack in the sidewalk while holding a magnifying […]
I enjoy social media because it’s a great way for me to keep in touch with family and friends. I like perusing the pictures they post and reading their reflections online. But sometimes social media is also grievous. Because—as perhaps you have also realized—there are […]
Some things in life are too beautiful for words, like the majestic Rocky Mountains, the sound of a babbling brook, the joy of a baby’s giggle—and the incredible Word of God. But for some people, the Bible doesn’t feel beautiful. Instead, it feels like a […]
It seems no one likes to talk about sin these days. I get it. It’s not fun admitting our flaws, facing our failures, and being honest about blowing it. But if we don’t talk about sin because we’re worried about not making a brother or […]
Have you been holding on to the hope of something for so long that you sometimes wish your dream would die so you could be relieved of longing? If you’re like me, you’ve wrestled with a desire or two for years and there are times […]
When I first wanted to start a writing and speaking ministry, an acquaintance of mine adamantly insisted that I would be out of God’s will. He quoted 1 Timothy 2:12, and said women were not allowed to even talk in church. This man loved the […]
I once heard a woman on television say she wanted another child because, “I know another child will make me happy.” She already had eight. If she birthed more babies, a hunch tells me she discovered Number 9 couldn’t do anything for her that Numbers […]
I once watched a video in which a woman talked about her temptation to have an affair. She shared how she was almost unfaithful until she spoke with a couple friends who urged her to work things out with her mate. And then she confessed […]
I love refreshing seasons with the Lord when He transforms and changes us in surprising ways with His truth. I am in one of those seasons now. The Lord has been reminding me of the beginning of my relationship with Him when I knew I […]
In his book Soul Cravings, Erwin Raphael McManus writes, “Home is ultimately not about a place to live but about the people with whom you are most fully alive. Home is . . . about community and belonging, and we are all searching for home.” […]
I like sharing “yahoo” messages that encourage. I don’t mean those from yahoo.com. I mean ones such as: You are loved by God! Yahoo! God will give you courage! Yahoo! You are loved in spite of your imperfections! Yahooooo! But every once in a […]
Lately I have been thinking about how many of us, present company included, sometimes have “train trouble.” What I’m referring to is a concept a friend of mine explained several years ago. While we talked, he laid three cards in front of me: one had […]
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