Counting the Cost

Where is my heart in this? That is the question I see being highlighted as I read 1 Chronicles 21. Verse 1 says that Satan rose up against Israel and provoked David to take a census of Israel. We don’t know why, exactly, but it was wrong of David to do so. It seemed to […]

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Investment Living

Have you ever been disappointed when a dream was not realized? A lot of times we equate doing with going. “Are you willing to be sent?” we ask people, when sometimes our mission field is right in front of us. I know a couple of young ladies who raised support, and even learned a language, […]

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Made for THIS!!

Today’s world can be confusing. Young people are told that they should have a college degree and they study the “list” of degree programs, trying to navigate their options. What is their purpose? In Israel, there was one family who had a special purpose. The Levites were the priests. They ministered to the Lord and […]

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God Appointments

She was lamenting their financial position going into retirement and saying that maybe she should have made different educational choices. Maybe she should have worked a different job. I sat and listened patiently, and then I told her, “You ask God what restaurant to eat at. I know you seek at least as much guidance […]

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Established

That is the word that captured my attention: Established. It means brought about, built, settled securely. It makes me think about deep roots and history and familiarity. When David was crowned king, his mighty men supported him, and the king of Tyre sent messengers to him with workmen and supplies to build David a house. […]

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