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Posts Tagged: Hebrews
The Art of Being a Good Friend
Good friends not only support and encourage one another. They also care enough to confront.
Hang in There, Baby!
Years ago, I saw a poster featuring a kitten suspended in air. Its paws clutched a knotted rope as the cat attempted to avoid falling. The words Hang in there, baby! were printed beneath the picture. Sometimes we resemble that cat. Difficult circumstances challenge us and leave us feeling frustrated, angry, disappointed, anxious, or weary…. [ read more ]
Jesus Prays for Me and You!
encourages me, especially on days when I’m frustrated, discouraged, or doubt-filled. It says, “Therefore he (Jesus) is able once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.” Why does this verse encourage me? Because it assures me that Jesus is praying for… [ read more ]
Keeping Our Eyes on God in Life’s Hard Places
In 1999, my dad suffered two severe strokes within a couple of weeks. The first caused him to fall from the ladder on which he was standing and resulted in a fractured skull and several broken ribs. I lived about 800 miles from him and my mom at that time. I remember the day… [ read more ]
How Big is Your Faith?
Sarah’s story is a fascinating account of faith in the face of impossible odds. God had promised her a child when in reality, she was barren and miles beyond menopause. Humanly speaking, her chances of conceiving and giving birth were zero. How did Sarah respond to that promise? Initially she guffawed: “Who, me? Pregnant at… [ read more ]
How Jesus Removes the Stain of our Sin
Sometimes our failures and mistakes blot our heart’s history like stains on a comfy shirt. We try hard to forget or remove them but nothing works. And so we go through life carrying a burden of shame, or we ask forgiveness over and over and over again. I address that issue in Moving From Fear… [ read more ]
The Principle of Accountability
The principle of accountability changed my life. I still remember the day someone explained it to me as I grieved my broken engagement. “The way your fiancé has treated you is wrong,” said one of my professors. “God will hold him accountable for his attitude and actions.” His words filled me with a sense of… [ read more ]