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Harvest of Hope

“Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude. It is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a … Continue reading

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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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Tend to Your Roots

“The death of a dream is often a subtle form of idolatry. We lose faith in the God who gave us the big dream and settle for a small dream that we can accomplish without his help.” ~Mark Batterson

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After the Storm

Buildings that have been traumatized by storms need restoration. So do human hearts. 2020 has been full of such storms. I know of no greater path to restoration than to trust in our designer and builder, the One who loves … Continue reading

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What If It’s Not How We Expect It to Be

Dear believers: What if God’s plans for the future don’t go the way we expect them to? (Has the present?) What if everything plays out in a way we could never have imagined? Does it matter? Has it ever? All … Continue reading

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Lord, Order My Steps

“It’s ‘not by bread alone’ we live, but by ‘every word’ that comes from His mouth (Deuteronomy 8:3). Not every paragraph or sentence, but every word. Not every year or every month, but every moment. God’s word is ‘a lamp … Continue reading

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Time to Walk on the Water

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Trusting God

Serena et Eterna (photo by Zu Sanchez) We live in an uncertain era. In times like this I’m tempted to shout, “Why, Lord?” But then I think of our little cat Misha’s reaction after we’ve give her yet another dreaded … Continue reading

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Take the Stairs

“For faith is the assurance of what we hope for, and the conviction of what we cannot see.” ~Hebrews 11:1

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Faith

I have my doubts about those who have no doubts (there’s a reason it’s called faith). So, why do I believe? Because there’s Someone I trust more than I trust myself.

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