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God’s Unpredictable Ways

Joseph, in the Old Testament, was allowed to be sold into slavery so that “when the proper time came” he would be in Egypt, where he was going to be trained to be a ruler and used mightily of God. (Genesis 50:20) How would you have transferred Joseph to Egypt, preparing his character all the Continue Reading…

My Dear One

My Dear One, I wonder if you might need a word or two of encouragement today. How we long for people to listen, to say, “I’m so sorry that you are hurting,” to give us Godly counsel, to love us, and help us through a difficult time. I would like to try to do that Continue Reading…

Philippians 1:6

Three Slightly Different Translations I am sure that the One who has begun His good work in you will go on developing it until the day of Jesus Christ. (JB Philips) I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in His grace until His Continue Reading…

Peace

I need peace. There are times when turbulence fills my world and my emotions are like an elevator . . . up and down, up and down, up and down . . .. What must I do? How can I grasp this elusive peace? There is one prerequisite: I must be discerning about the thoughts Continue Reading…

The Perfect Prayer

I do not ask in behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me. John 17:20-21 Continue Reading…

Is It Too Late?

. . . in Him we live and move and have our being . . . Acts 17:28 How difficult it would be to have had your dreams of companionship and love destroyed by your husband. Destroyed by that one who was to nurture you, to protect you, to love you sacrificially. To watch your Continue Reading…

The Question

And if it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve. Joshua 24:15a (NAS) Procula wrapped the dark shawl over her head and shoulders so that she would not be recognized and then fell in step with the crowds going to the place where He was Continue Reading…

The Closet Plant

If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37(b)-38 Do you know what a “closet plant” is? (The botanical name escapes me-as if it were ever on the tip of my Continue Reading…

A Sinner-Defeated? Or A Saint-Completed?

Oh, please! Listen to what I am saying. You are deceived as I once was. For me to be a “saint” was a lost a hopeless cause. Satan badgered me, belittled me, and blamed me for each infraction large or small, until he had thoroughly convinced me that I wasn’t a righteous saint at all! Continue Reading…

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