Lessons Learned on the Journey

Ordinary People

When God wants to achieve His eternal purposes, he looks for ordinary people who will be faithfully obedient. Look at a shepherd boy sent to kill a giant (I Samuel 17:1- 25:7) and even a prostitute…

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Don’t Run Out of Gas

Paul praying for the church at Ephesus …

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For Such a Time as This

The present pandemic has temporarily changed our world. People seem to be experiencing many ranges of anxiety and fear. Yet I have to ask myself, “What is my foundation and response as a…

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Being not Doing - the Roots of Obedience

We often think of obedience as “doing”. In raising my children, obedience usually involved doing or not doing something. Sometimes in the midst of their obedience, their hearts were…

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Delighting in obedience

A children’s pastor once said “obedience is doing exactly what I am told, immediately, with a happy heart”—not only obey, but with a happy heart! …

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No Shame in God’s Kingdom

No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame... Psalm 25:3 NIV …

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Errors

In American baseball, player “errors” are recorded (along with hits, runs and so on). Errors are mistakes that result in the opposing team advancing around the bases. …

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Fear or Faith

The unseen, unknown and uncertain create for me fertile ground for anxiety and fear. However, it is also the precious soil for faith building. When I think I own the solutions to my problems, my mind…

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Running to God in Times of Trouble

When times are tough, I am tempted to “run away” in one way or another—sometimes denial, sometimes avoidance and so on. I don’t usually actually run away; but if I could I…

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Hypocrite!

I know my heart. At times it is filled with malice and deceit. Pretending goodness at such times makes me a hypocrite! However, I am a rehabilitating hypocrite with a strong desire for goodness and…

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