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Tag Archives: Philippians 4:8
Never dismiss the power and efficacy of prayer. The Scriptures are filled with examples of God working out His will and answering prayers most wonderfully when the one praying is available to be used as part of the answer. Continue reading
We still have a choice
If I truly believe that God is a loving God who hears and answers prayer, that He wants what is eternally best for me, and that everything He allows in my life is for my good and His glory, how can I be discontented? Continue reading
Just do what you can
Many small acts of faithfulness have a ripple effect even beyond our own small sphere. Continue reading
Keeping your balance
When I keep my eyes, my heart, and my mind centered on our unchanging God and His rock solid Word, I stop wobbling and find peace in the midst of the storm. Continue reading
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What’s so great about normal?
During this past year, many of us have become accustomed to a new normal. One only has to look at history to realize that people are incredibly adaptable; we can get used to some pretty terrible ideas and situations. Continue reading
Pollyanna may have been onto something, after all.
It’s not necessary to deny the reality of ugliness in order to find beauty in our lives. Continue reading
Guard your thoughts
I remember the time when one character on a favorite TV detective show advised another to, “close your eyes and think of all the good things,” whenever he was feeling lost and alone. Although he didn’t cite chapter and verse, … Continue reading
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Are you offended?
It sometimes seems we in the West have adopted taking offense and jumping to conclusions as our national pastime. My choice of headgear, my personal opinions, or even my facial expressions may result in insults or even assaults, if someone … Continue reading
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Thoughts and Prayers
Although it is mid-November, the wildfire season here in California isn’t over. Northern California was forcibly reminded of that fact yesterday when a devastating fire blew up in Butte County, wiping out the charming mountain city of Paradise in a … Continue reading
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