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The Journey: Equipped

My dear friend, God has equipped you for your journey. Your experiences and education have shaped you into who you are, and no one else can fill your role in His Kingdom’s work. Reflect on your own journey and how you were equipped. Even times of adversity are part of the equipping. Every journey is […]

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Not in the Earthquake – The Whisper

The Journey:  A Whisper of Purpose and Reaffirmation Three times this week, I’ve heard this scripture. 1 Kings 19:  9-18 9 And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn […]

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The Journey: The Storm

There is a moment when God is so real, tangible.  Those moments often coming in the midst of a storm, the disciples being tossed on the boat.  There are mile markers of faith where in the moment I knew that there was no other solution than God, Isaiah facing the throne.  Inadequate to solve what […]

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The Journey: What Would I Do If I Could Not Fail?

We have all likely heard the question, “What would I do if I could not fail?”  Often, it’s in inspirational contexts where you are dreaming of how something can be.  But, what if you REALLY couldn’t fail?  What if God, Himself, guaranteed the outcome? Moses had that assurance.  In Exodus 3, God tells Moses about […]

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Solving the Wrong Problem

Solving the Wrong Problem November 20, 2019 by lf It happened again today. It’s not the first time. For days, we have been trying to juggle how to have everyone in the right spot at the right time tonight. Two adults, try as they may, weren’t able to find a positive scenario where everyone arrives […]

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Tears in a Bottle

Psalms 56:8  You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. A friend’s child recently encountered an unkind child at school.  At some point in life, we watch our children be treated unfairly.  In kindergarten, another child threatened my child […]

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How to win the war?

I was teaching second grade a few years ago, and I asked the class if Joshua had a good battle strategy.  They had heard the story so many times that they were a bit callous to the fact that God’s plan, from a human perspective, was crazy.   So, imagine a war strategy session today where […]

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#FearNot: Hagar’s Journey

Up until this year, I have always considered “Fear Not!” the angel’s greeting.  You see an angel and feel fear; the angel reassures you.  Right?? No, Fear Not is the most repeated command in the Bible (see last post).  God commands us not to have fear when all looks lost.  I meant to keep writing […]

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#FearNot: Abraham’s Journey

I’ve always heard that do not be afraid was in the Bible 365 times.  It’s not, by the way; but it is repeated many times.  According to Hebrew4Christians.com, “fear not” is not the greatest commandment, but it is the most repeated.  Why?  Why does God tell us to fear not, and what is there for […]

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Unbroken

Did you know that a chicken egg can be unrefrigerated for 2 months without going bad?  Wait, you say, why do grocery stores waste electricity on refrigeration for eggs?  Ah, you see, grocery store eggs are pressure washed to reduce the chance of bacteria.  In the process, the shell is weakened.  Once your shell is […]