Tag Archives: God’s providence

If my family ate bush rats

Picture yourself under the vast sky of an African savanna’s night. The radiance of a sunset’s orange glow has faded and now deep darkness has settled in. In your tent, your family has fallen asleep. But as you drift off … Continue reading

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your hand will lead me

If I take the wings of the morning     and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,    even there your hand will lead me,     and your right hand will hold me. Psalm 139:9-10 __________________________________

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Who’s in charge of life’s random circumstances?

Verses memorized by kids at our church’s Vacation Bible School keep running through my mind. They studied the passage in Acts 17 where Paul stands surrounded by statues to false gods and speaks life-changing truth to the gathered Athenians. He … Continue reading

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Lean hard.

This summer, our oldest daughter led our family through a cleaning out and reorganizing of every drawer and file and nook and cranny of our home. At her urging, we poured through years of accumulated memorabilia, and in the process … Continue reading

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All the paths of the Lord

“All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness…” (Psalm 25:10)  When our path is one of suffering, the words of Psalm 25:10 come alive, not merely as a platitude-like salve or falsely-consoling belief system, but as experiential truth … Continue reading

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Every particle of spray and rosebud and hair

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7) I believe … Continue reading

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