So Hard, Yet So Good

Wife begging and angry husband

Few things commanded by God confound us as much as the issue of forgiveness.  Jesus specifically taught on the subject many times, highlighting it in His instruction to His disciples on how to pray; what we call The Lord’s Prayer.  With a paralytic, He elevated the act of forgiving above…

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God Calls Nobodies

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No one studying Moses would consider him a “nobody”.  Acts 7:20-22 states that even at his birth, “he was no ordinary child,” which prompted his mother to disobey Pharaoh’s order to drown all Hebrew baby boys in the Nile.  When Pharaoh’s daughter discovered Moses in his waterproof basket among the…

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Fighting the Current

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Paddling white water is one of the most exhilarating experiences I know. My love of navigating challenging waters began in childhood on the large creek flowing through our farm. Through the years I mastered a wooden flat-bottom boat, a rowboat, a canoe, and finally a kayak. With each boat, it…

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I Love You So Much It Hurts

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Have you ever loved someone so much that your heart literally ached for them? This intense feeling happens most often when we are apart from “the one our heart desires,” usually a fiancé or spouse, but it can also be a child, or grandchild. It’s hard to believe we can…

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Limitless Grace

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We know God’s love is limitless from the many scriptures describing love – including the one from 1 John 4:16 that says “God is Love.” If God is infinite in His Being, and His Being is the personification of love, then His love is infinite as well.  But does God’s…

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The Better Road

two diverging roads

No one makes a decision in a vacuum. We are influenced by culture, family, race, socio-economic status, education, friends, religion, whether we will admit it or not – and the list goes on. God’s wisdom and grace give us the freedom of choice, and He further adds the freedom to…

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God is Pro-Choice

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God originated choice at the beginning of time when He created man and woman and set them in the Garden of Eden with instructions not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  We all know how that turned out, and most of us have pondered…

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The Mess We Create

Have you ever tried to do something for others that backfired in the worst way?  This seems to happen frequently with families or among friends where we are really trying to help, but everyone just gets angrier.  We see it in government where one branch is trying to fix or…

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