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5 Ways to Care for Your Soul During These Difficult Days

    I suspect that most folks thought life would have settled back into somewhat normal by now. Instead, COVID numbers are rising again, schools are already cancelling classes, and the chasm between differing opinions widens. The level of stress, for many, is through the roof. Add to that the hurricanes wreaking havoc and the… [ read more ]

How to Give God Your Concerns

  During a recent quiet time with the Lord, I sensed Him nudge me to set aside my Bible and kneel in His presence with no agenda other than to hear His voice. I’ve walked with Him long enough to know that obedience is the only option when He speaks so definitively.   I waited… [ read more ]

Splashes of Beauty Amidst the Mess

  On a trip to Kathmandu several years ago, a friend and I walked down a narrow dirt lane in a residential neighborhood. We skirted potholes and dodged piles of broken red bricks. The road was an eyesore, to say the least.   Then we came to a T-intersection, and that’s when we saw it:… [ read more ]

5 Promises God Will Always Keep

  Someone once said that promises are made to be broken. Sadly, we live in a society where many people believe this is true.   Some break their vow to love and honor their spouse until death. Others break their promise to pay for receiving a service or product. Some fail to meet someone at… [ read more ]

How’s Your Heart Today?

  I wish I could chat with each of you over a cup of coffee or tea and hear your answer to this question: “How’s your heart today?”   Are you feeling like you’ve been through the wringer? Like you’ve been doing battle too long? Like your faith has been stretched as far as it… [ read more ]

Dependent Like a Baby

Our family has grown by two in the past month—a granddaughter and a grandson born only nineteen days apart. I haven’t been able to meet my granddaughter yet; I’m hoping that will happen in July. I have, however, been blessed to be living in the same household as my new grandbaby boy.   Josh is… [ read more ]

Self-Talk

Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions. (NLT)   Pause Have you ever listened to the self-talk that runs through your mind? Losing my mobility for several months while living in a three-storey townhouse meant having to hoist myself backwards up fifteen stairs to my bedroom every night…. [ read more ]

A Truth to Claim When Facing Our Giants

  I’ve spent the past two months developing and teaching Bible study curriculum about the names of God. My oh my, what a fascinating and faith-building journey.   I’m wrapping up the study with Jehovah Sabaoth. Simply put, this name tells us that God is the Lord of hosts—the Commander-in-Chief over millions of angels, armies… [ read more ]

Prayer: What Works, What Doesn’t

  God’s Word tells us to pray. Thankfully, it also gives us insights about what works and what doesn’t.   What Doesn’t Work? Jesus has just finished telling the disciples about His immediate future: the Romans will mock Him, spit on Him, flog Him with a whip, and kill Him. But three days later He… [ read more ]

Learning to Say No

The devil will do anything to derail our devotion for the Lord. One of his tactics is busyness. If running from one thing to the next to the next eliminates quiet time spent in God’s Word and presence, then we become more vulnerable to temptation, discouragement, and self-deception. Satan knows this, so he wastes no… [ read more ]