Category Archives: Souly-4-You Stories

Weekly “Humpday” message of inspiration and encouragement.

Training for a marathon of self-confience …

“What you say about yourself means nothing in God’s work. It’s what God says about you that makes the difference.” 2 Corinthians 10:18 Today I tuned into a TED presentation by Dr. Ivan Joseph, a former soccer coach at Ryerson … Continue reading

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Should we protest a protest?

[Paul wrote:] “Is is possible that there isn’t one levelheaded person among you who can make fair decisions when disagreements and disputes come up?” 1 Corinthians 6:5 In 1 Corinthians 5, Paul writes that just because someone is acting stupid … Continue reading

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Who gets the scraps?

[Jesus said] “Oh, woman, your faith is something else. What you want is what you get!” Matthew 15:28 There are only a few examples of Jesus interacting with women during his ministry. Women had their place–behind the scenes. One woman … Continue reading

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Benched…or given a free pass…

“In one way or another, God makes sure that we all experience what it means to be outside so that he can personally open the door and welcome us back in.” Romans 11:32 I remember sitting on the edge of … Continue reading

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Fair or Just?

“Because I, God, love fair dealing and hate theivery and crime, I’ll pay your wages on time and in full, and establish my eternal covenant with you.” Isaiah 61:8 When my kids were little, I made certain each child had … Continue reading

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Too blessed to not give thanks…

“You mark us with blessing, O God.” Psalm 67:7 In my writing, I probably use the word “blessing” more than any other than “thank you.” In Psalm 67, the Psalmist wrote about being thankful for their blessings. In this case, … Continue reading

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Gather us in …

[God said] “I will gather others also, gather them in with those already gathered.” Isaiah 56:8 I plot and plan to get my three children together under one roof, at least once a year and preferably in March. My daughter … Continue reading

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Do you suffer from the “blues?”

Paul said, “Anyone signing up for the kingdom of God has go to through plenty of hard times.” Acts 14:22 Today the life and legacy of Robin Williams is filling the airwaves and social media sites. Fans and friends are … Continue reading

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What do you see?

“I saw something like a sea made of glass…” Revelations 15:2 John of Patmos, a pastor of the late first century, saw visions and wrote them into the last book of the bible called Revelations. Merriam-Webster tells us a revelation … Continue reading

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Sinking down …

[Peter ┬ásaid] “Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.” He said, Come ahead.” Matthew 14:28,29 Peter is my favorite disciple. Perhaps I wish I had the courage to seek to know Jesus better, … Continue reading

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