Good day, friends. I truly hope it is a good day for you. We’ve been talking here in recent days about handling our personal struggles, those battles and tough situations we all have to face pretty much on our own. They are “assigned to us” and, while we may find solace and even wisdom from others in the midst of… Read More
What To Grab in an Earthquake
I’ve experienced ground-shaking sadness and frustration in recent months. Some of it, yes, was due to my own vain imaginations, anxieties, and insecurities. But sometimes the ground on which I had so solidly stood before shook beneath me with startling fury because somebody or something completely moved everything that had once stood firm. I’ve had a jolt or two. Solid… Read More
You Will Get Through This
Just today I heard of another suicide attempt by a hopeless woman. Last Sunday, one of our college students reported during prayer time that a young person she had gone to school with killed himself. We hear about situations like these and we think they seem far off, other worldly. Other people get so desperate that they take their lives,… Read More
Open Your Hands
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends;…for he will never be shaken;…He will not fear evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is upheld, he will not fear. (selections from Psalm 112:6-8) What do you fear the most? What causes your heart to panic or your mind to race? What takes… Read More
My Feet Feel Washed!
And my message and my teaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. (1 Corinthians 2:4-5) I’m not ever sure that I can accurately express how humbling it is to me to be given… Read More
My Heart Trembled While the Ocean Roared!
“At this also my heart trembles, and leaps from its place.” Job 37:1 Haystack Rock, off Cannon Beach, Oregon Well I’m back from the coast of Oregon. You can’t get much more different in scenery than the high desert of Arizona to the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest! And yet, I looked out over my back porch this morning and… Read More
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