Tag Archives: God’s will

I believe…

I believe every experience God allows into my life is for my good and His glory. Whether joyful or pain-filled, God has decided to let me have the experience as a gift. He walks with me, if I let Him, in … Continue reading

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Casting the “Name-it-and-claim-it” Spell

A recent tragic episode in the news where a church family attempted to reverse the sudden death of a beloved child illustrates a fundamental misapprehension among some Christians. Non-believers frequently refer to religion as mere superstition. They see it as … Continue reading

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Forgiveness in a world of entitlement

A few years ago I was asked to speak at a women’s meeting: “Just seven to ten minutes on the topic of forgiveness.” Easy, right? There are possibly hundreds of books written on the subject of forgiveness and I was … Continue reading

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Words to Live By

In 2018, this weekly blog will enter its tenth year. The past decade has seen changes, upheavals, turmoil, and tragedies, as well as celebrations and blessings too numerous to count, both personally and worldwide. However, there has been one constant. … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sign?

Signs are wonderful things. They can convey all sorts of important information… to anyone who can interpret the message. When I visited Italy for the first time and drove the unfamiliar streets, the traffic signs which were meaningful to the locals were confusing to me. Blessedly, … Continue reading

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What can I do?

Tragic events in our lives or around the world make us look for explanations; we want to make sense of it all and we wonder what we can do in response. I read a phrase in a book of quotations … Continue reading

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What have I done to deserve this?

With our culture in chaos and our foundational truths under attack, it is common to hear Christians speaking of God lifting His hand from our land in response to our sinfulness. There is certainly Biblical support for this idea, but many believers, … Continue reading

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Even today, God is in control

Everything is different since the Paris attacks, and yet, everything is the same. When horrors strike we experience a feeling of unreality. This cannot be happening. Once we absorb the facts, we feel the urge to react, to do something.  … Continue reading

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The Fourth of July as Thanksgiving Day

Today is the holiday set aside to celebrate our nation’s independence and the freedoms we are privileged to share in this country. For many people today is a time to barbecue or picnic, watch parades and relax with family and … Continue reading

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True Confessions

When I was in grammar school my sisters were teenagers who occasionally managed to get their hands on a magazine called True Confessions. This magazine was not approved reading for young girls and was considered fairly scandalous for the times, … Continue reading

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