Tag Archives: God

The Cruelty of God

Originally posted on Heidi Viars:
After I cleaned up dinner, I walked out into a cold Wisconsin evening with a garbage bag in tote. One of the neighbors was burning leaves. The late fall smell calmed me. I flung the…

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Hold Fast

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” ~Victor Hugo God is awake. ∴

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Made for Him

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” ~Colossians 1:16 Ω

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Kindness Is the Key

“When you, a mere human, pass judgment on others and yet do the same things as they do, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing … Continue reading

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My Experiment in Becoming Human

The Key to Fulfilling God’s Promise I recently wrote about my goal of talking less and listening more, of focusing more on others. This, I concluded, meant altering my habit of speaking all of my thoughts aloud. However, there’s often … Continue reading

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There is No Such Thing as Nothing

Thought for the Week The word nothing doesn’t mean “non-existence.” It only means the absence of a specific or defined thing. For example, a buyer might ask a property owner whether there is “anything” on a particular parcel of land. … Continue reading

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Is It Real?

Faith: If it doesn’t change who I am, it isn’t real.

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Activating God’s Promise

My first feature film as a writer-director, Healing River, in production. “This is what the LORD God says, ‘In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.’ But you would not.” ~Isaiah 30:15 … Continue reading

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Never Forget

Never forget It’s not what you know, but Who you know

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35 Years Ago Today

It didn’t make world headlines, but 35 years ago today I married a woman who changed my life forever. Oh, I’d been “in-love” a few times before, only to have those all-important giddy-gooey feelings fade away. But then, nearly a … Continue reading

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