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A Light Affliction

Why me? What did I do to deserve this? I deserve better. These are all things that I find myself thinking too often. When God puts certain trials and hardships in my life, my first reaction tends to be anger and frustration. I am blinded by my own struggles, and I fail to see that […]

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The Stormy Sea

You are at sea.  Your ship is sound, having passed all pre-departure checks with flying colors.  The waves are calm, beating a slow, low rhythm against the hull.  You climb the rigging and reach the crow’s nest for another long, boring day of keeping watch along the horizon for any signs of trouble.  Hours of […]

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Questions About the Suffering of Little Ones

Question #15 I know you don’t know me but I know you’ll pray for my family. My four-year-old niece, (name), will be undergoing brain surgery on January (date). She has a disease called tuberous sclerosis which, in the short-hand version, causes hard tumors to form on the brain and possibly other organs. This has caused […]

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Count It All Joy

What are the things you count as joy in this life? You take a moment to absorb the question, and then the list of all the good gifts God has given you begins to roll through your head. His grace, his salvation, his word, my family, my friends, my work, my dreams, my successes, my […]

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Day by Day

A young wife sits holding her husband’s hand as the doctor tells them the results from the tests she had last week. “It’s cancer,” he says, “we must start treatment immediately.”  Her fears rise; she has two young children at home.  How will they handle this, what will life be like six months from now […]

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The Story of the Sea

The skies turn dark And the winds blow strong And everything seems To be going wrong Rain that pelts The sandy shore The lightning’s flash The thunder’s roar Waves so strong So fierce and bold Tell a story That hasn’t been told A story of days And years gone by The groan of a ship […]

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Trials to Triumph

The trials of life are not easy to bear— The illnesses, poverty, snares, Disappointments, failures, the death of a friend, And feeling that nobody cares. But friend, don’t despair, you don’t suffer alone; Your heavenly Father is near; He answers our prayers, sends grace unsurpassed Allaying our heartaches and fear. Just looking around us may […]

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Shaking of the Nations

“Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts” (Haggai 2:6 and 7). Can […]

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Waiting on the Lord

“Wait.” This term can be so foreign to our vocabulary. Yet, the Lord requires us to wait upon him. The idea can be found all throughout God’s Word (Psalm 25:5; 27:14; 62:5; 123:2; Proverbs 20:22; Isaiah 8:17; Hosea 12:6—just to name a few). We would benefit from studying this idea of waiting and what it […]

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God Is In Control

Riley sat by the window and watched as the sun slowly dropped behind the trees. Tears dripped down her face as she thought about the day’s events. Today during story time their teacher had read them a story about a man that died. The story was about a man who had cancer and was struggling […]

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