When Suffering is a Privilege

My nearly 13 year old daughter came in to do her morning kitchen chore and began telling me how she used to want to live to be really old {“like, over 100”}, but she changed her mind. “Oh?”  I asked.  Why? Turns out she thinks if she lives long, she might live right into the […]

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Praying God’s Will; 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 2

Good Monday, Friends.  How was your Easter weekend? Friday night we gathered together with brothers and sisters in Christ to remember His sacrifice and praise Him for the salvation He has bought for us.  It was a cross denominational gathering… 2 different Baptist congregations, 2 Nazarene congregations, an Alliance congregation, and an Evangelical Free congregation… […]

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When God Brings You Out

I was reading over at Beauty Beyond Bones, and was touched by her very vulnerable post, sharing  how the enemy of our souls can use memories of dark times in our lives to discourage and disparage.  I’ve been going through some personal evaluation myself, and her story just struck a chord. Haven’t we all been […]

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Growing in the Fruit of Faithfulness

~This devotional was used by our women’s group in conjunction with a study from Elizabeth George’s book, A Woman’s Walk With God, Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit.~ George calls her chapter on Faithfulness, “Following Through in Faithfulness”.  She has built this picture of how love, joy and peace change hearts. As a result, […]

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