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Do Not Be Afraid

Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery. He was tempted to give in to despair. (Who wouldn’t be?) But he chose instead to trust the God he knew would never abandon him. Divine irony: Two decades later his brothers came to Egypt in the midst of … Continue reading

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My Leap of Life

You’re caught in a blinding blizzard and you reach the edge of a cliff. The way back is death. The way forward is unknowable. And so you leap, hoping—without evidence—that you will land on something, rather than plunge into the … Continue reading

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Faith to Forgive

Originally posted on Who is God?:
Sycamore Tree in Israel. One of my problems in reading the Bible is that I take many things Jesus said as being literal. The disciples had this problem too. When Jesus said to sell…

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Why (at Least) One Bad Thing Happened

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
 Why Life Isn’t Fair (a series of sorts) I don’t often get a sense of “why bad things happen.” You know, the “senseless” stuff you didn’t plan on and most likely would not have put…

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The Wishing Map 118

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Three: Return to Rennou (Continued) Previously: When Gina last saw B’frona he was a boy. But the one who stood before her now was a lanky–angry–teenager. ⇔ ⇔…

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Trusting the God of the Promise

“Abraham did not waiver in trusting the promise of God…and so it was credited to him as righteousness. Now the words ‘it was credited to him’ were written not only for Abraham, but also for us.” ~Romans 4:20-24 Faith isn’t … Continue reading

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You Have not Passed this Way Before

When you come to a place you’ve never been before, and don’t know the way–your life, for example– it’s best to follow someone who does. “When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God…then you shall … Continue reading

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