Your Prayer Has Been Heard

At the beginning of his gospel account, Luke opens with the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, a childless elderly couple who had lived through the pain of infertility. Their prayer for a baby had never been answered. Zechariah was a priest, and one seemingly ordinary day, he was chosen to enter the Holy Place in…

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How to Experience God in Painful Circumstances

Wouldn’t it be great if life always went according to plan?  If happily ever after was a reality? If people never disappointed and circumstances always met our expectations? But what if God has a purpose for us in our pain? What if He wants to reveal Himself to us in profoundly personal ways? What if…

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The Struggle is Real!

2 Corinthians 2:11 …in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.   It was November, 2016 and I had been stuck for months in a long, awful season of drama and chaos brought on by the choices of others and my own weaknesses and insecurities. Several failed…

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Stand Your Ground!

1 Peter 5:8-9  Be self controlled and alert.  Your enemy, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in your faith…   It began like any other trip to Wal-Mart but it certainly didn’t end that way. I still remember standing in that checkout line 25 years…

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Our Heart’s Desire

Colossians 1:11 … being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience WITH JOY.   Anybody got troubles? Jesus said in this world there will be trouble. There WILL be pain. There WILL be trials. There WILL be disappointment and unmet expectations. There WILL be…

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Knowing God’s Will

Colossians 1:9…we have not stopped praying for you, asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.   Recently I stepped out in faith to operate in part of my calling, which involves standing on a platform, teaching God’s word. But the moment I stepped off that…

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