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Like a Splash of Cold Water

I have called you friends. John 15:15 (NLT) Like an icy cold splash of water in my face, the lyrics awaken me to the stunning truth. The One who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine. – Chris Tomlin It’s beyond comprehension. The God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies also thought the…

They’re For Your Own Good

Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans. If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery. I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life. Psalm 119:91-93 (NLT) Nothing good happens after midnight. Are these your mother’s words? Have you…

When I Realize I Need God

But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; Lord, do not delay. Psalm 70:5 (NLT) With palms upturned to receive His grace, I humbled myself before God along with 800+ worshipers who sang “I need you, oh I need you. Every…

When Our Prayers Aren’t Answered

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:3-4 (NLT) Why do our prayers sometimes go unanswered if, as the psalmist proclaims, God gives us the desires of our heart? Well, have…

A View From My Empty Nest

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NLT) Incredibly, my last blog post was two months ago. It’s been a busy season transitioning to an empty nest. I never before imagined putting the words busy and empty nest together, but busy empty nester describes this season so…

Becoming an Engaged Listener

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry. James 1:19 (NLT) Are you quicker to listen or to speak? Do you listen to understand or to respond? Some of you are excellent listeners. You’re attentive and curious, eager to understand the…

Does Google Hold Knowledge or Wisdom?

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment. Proverbs 9:10 (NLT) We swipe, type and click our way to knowledge, however, knowledge does not make us wise. Knowing God makes us wise. (tweet this) The phrase ‘fear of the Lord’ doesn’t mean we’re frightened by…

Does Science Hinder Faith?

Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5 (NLT) Do scientific advancements hinder your faith in a Creator God? Weather patterns and fetal development were wildly mysterious…

The Messy Details Matter

And they all ate as much as they wanted. After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.” So they picked up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with scraps left by the people who had eaten from the five barley loaves. John 6:11-13 (NLT) In my…

Miracles Really Do Happen

Then Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven and gave thanks to God. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. He also divided the fish for everyone to share. (The men alone, not including the…

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