Tag Archives: hope

Storms don’t last forever …

“[An angel spoke to Elijah] ‘Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by.’ A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; … Continue reading

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The truth is better than fiction …

“And oh, my dear Timothy, guard the treasure you were given! Guard it with your life. Avoid the talk-show religion and the practiced confusion of the so-called experts. People caught up in a lot of talk can miss the whole … Continue reading

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Until it is our time …

“God, you did everything you promised, and I’m thanking you with all my heart. You pulled me from the brink of death, my feet from the cliff-edge of doom. Now I stroll at leisure with God in the sunlit fields … Continue reading

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Desert in bloom …

Thursday meditation moment: Do you see beauty in the desert? “Most of them were defeated by temptation during the hard times in the desert.” Corinthians 10:5 Paul reminded the Corinthians how their ancestors went through the exile and gave into … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and Happy New Day!

You “ I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed.” Lamentations 3:19 On December 31, people all over the world celebrate the end of the year. Perhaps many feel the same way … Continue reading

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In the “Hudson”

“God opens their ears and impresses them with warning to turn them back from something bad they’re planning, from some reckless choice, And keep them from an early grave, from the river of no return.” Job 13:15-18 A friend shared … Continue reading

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Awe, such a fragrant spring …

“Wilderness and desert will sing joyously, the badlands will celebrate and flower—Like the crocus in spring, bursting into blossom, a symphony of song and color…. God awesome, God majestic. Isaiah 35:1,2 I had forgotten how much I enjoyed a Midwest … Continue reading

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Compassion, please …

When I speak up, I feel no better; if I say nothing, that doesn’t help either. Job 16:6 With the bombing in Belgium today, my reaction didn’t seem as strong as the Paris and Istanbul bombings. My ears perked up, … Continue reading

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Entering the valley of fear …

“The fights in the church and the fears in our hearts kept us on pins and needles.” 2 Corinthians 7:5 I worked in the church for nearly twenty years and saw my share of conflict. In one situation, several families … Continue reading

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Fear not, but be aware …

We’ve heard the news, and we’re as limp as wet dishrags. We’re paralyzed with fear. Terror has a death grip on our throats. Don’t dare go outdoors! Don’t leave the house! Death is on the prowl. Danger everywhere! Jeremiah 6:24-25 … Continue reading

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