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Who Will Fight For You

Who Will Fight For You

This post was originally published on this site “Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you” Deuteronomy 3:22 We were driving our son’s quad on the trail through the forest in Northern Alberta. Wild roses, blue bells, wild strawberries and other plants blanketed the soil under the tall,…

Adhesive Qualities

Adhesive Qualities

This post was originally published on this siteMarriage is a deliberate commitment to stick together. It is not based on emotional, physical or psychic attraction. “Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24 Cleave – You’ve probably heard this…

Poem – In the Midst

Poem – In the Midst

This post was originally published on this siteIN THE MIDST In the midst of my pain Do not allow my living be in vain. For I must not kick and shove I must be harmless as a dove. Yet I need Your wisdom from above For the storms are raging and the waters Threaten to…

My Refuge

My Refuge

This post was originally published on this site “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”  Psalm 119:114 Thought Where can we go to remain secure from the onslaught of bad ideas, evil influences, and false hopes? We can go to God and his Word. While people can…

God is Able

God is Able

This post was originally published on this site Able is the Greek word dunatos, related to dunamis, meaning ability, abundance, capability, mighty works, miraculous power, prevailing strength. “God is able” means God has the mighty power to do a miraculous work out of His abundance and strength. Romans 16:25 says God is able to establish…

Disappointments

Disappointments

This post was originally published on this site Lord, help me see the failures and disappointments as stepping stones, leading me back to you and helping me turn my life around for the better. “So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw…

Wandering Wounded

Wandering Wounded

This post was originally published on this site How could this crisis be happening? She checks her phone to get her mind off it. “For the Lord your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has…

Don’t Lose Heart

Don’t Lose Heart

This post was originally published on this site I had no more words. I had prayed the same things for my prodigal, addicted son day after day for several years. My heart hurt. My hope waned. “God, I’m so tired of saying the same thing. Are you even listening? Why haven’t you answered?” Have you…

Tune My Heart

Tune My Heart

This post was originally published on this site Shelly knew she needed to have her piano tuned. Notes just sounded sour lately and her music was off key. It was simply not the pleasant sound it used to be. It reminded me of the words of an old hymn… “Tune my heart to sing Your…

The Blessing of Inadequacy

The Blessing of Inadequacy

This post was originally published on this site   Our insufficiency drives us to God. Read: 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 Paul never claimed he was capable of accomplishing all that God called him to do. He simply learned to look beyond his own inadequacy to the sufficiency of Christ. If we’ll adopt the same practice, we,…