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Does your faith feel really comfortable?

“If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”  Your all is called for. We each give our all to something. Don’t settle for a life filled with comfortable, self-stroking somethings — the … Continue reading

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suffering is never for nothing

When we face news that leaves us speechless with confusion and grief, and we realize we’re  being led into a new path of intense suffering, what can we know to be true? Elisabeth Elliot used to tell a story that … Continue reading

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your mountain’s not big enough

“Observe the endless, bottomless, boundless grace and compassion that is in Christ … What is our finite guilt before it? Show me the sinner that can spread his iniquities to the dimensions of this grace. Here is mercy enough for … Continue reading

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in some way we can’t imagine

“He says no in order that He may, in some way we cannot imagine, say yes. All His ways with us are merciful. His meaning is always love.” Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) _______________________________

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no noise made in the world, but loved

“There are some true Christians in the world of whom very little is known. The case of Joseph of Arimathea teaches this very plainly. Here is a man named among the friends of Christ, whose very name we never find elsewhere … Continue reading

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You have it totally upside-down

“…so the meaning of human life, the meaning of existence, the meaning of the universe is at its core: All things are to be used to show how magnificent God is. This universe is about God. Sometimes I have heard … Continue reading

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Will you be ready for the wedding?

The Bride eyes not her garment, but her dear Bridegroom’s face; I will not gaze at glory, but on my King of grace. The words of this old hymn help me. I picture a bride, beautiful, happy, excited — readied … Continue reading

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Look.

“O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” “Praise him, O heaven and earth, the seas and all that move in them.” “The heavens proclaim the glory … Continue reading

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God’s care for the wandering and weak

He will feed his flock like a shepherd.     He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart.     He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.  Isaiah 40:11 Do you feel weak in faith? … Continue reading

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your earthly father, and your heavenly One

“… the thought of our Maker becoming our perfect parent — faithful in love and care, generous and thoughtful, interested in all we do, respecting our individuality, skillful in training us, wise in guidance, always available, helping us to find … Continue reading

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peering anxiously into future fog

Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now. Elisabeth Elliott … Continue reading

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clear vision in a dark valley

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…” Psalm 23:4 “Lord, you have brought us to the valley of vision, where we live in the depths but see you in the heights; hemmed in by mountains … Continue reading

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words with power to crush and tear

School teachers spoke them. Friends. Siblings. Parents. Even strangers spoke them. Words. Words remembered for a lifetime. Words that crushed. Words that affected our view of ourselves, and many times, our future courage and our future actions. Words that left … Continue reading

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before my closing eyes

“Abide with us: For it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” Luke 24:29 The story goes that as Henry Francis Lyte sat by his dying friend’s bedside, his friend, with his last breaths, kept repeating the imploring … Continue reading

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He sees the upper and we the under

My life is but a weaving Between my God and me. I cannot choose the colors He weaveth steadily. Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow; And I in foolish pride Forget He sees the upper And I the underside. Not ’til … Continue reading

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