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“Not all the bounties of Providence can make us happy if we have a thankless, ungrateful heart. You may have all that the world can give you, and yet be wretched; or you may be very, very poor, and yet … Continue reading
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
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 __________________________________
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
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
“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