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“…And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. And on receiving it they … Continue reading
“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; … Continue reading
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
A year filled with joy or a year filled with trial. A year of jubilant celebration or mournful sighing. Or a year of the mixture of both. Whatever the days of 2015 hold for each us, one surety stands: God … Continue reading
The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation … Continue reading
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
Truth to remember when your day unfolds as one of mundaneness, for the mundane often trains for the day of unexpected calamity: “If God does not reign over the mundane events in our lives, He does not reign at all.” … Continue reading
Have you ever thought on this mystery? As a Christian, you are born not once, not twice, but three times. And at each of your supernatural births, your Father displays His staggering power and intimate care. He superintends each miraculous, … 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
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
I gaze, speechless. My pulse quickens, and my eyes well with tears. And as I stare at the images brought us by the Hubble Space Telescope, I find myself whispering, “Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee, how … Continue reading
A dear friend and I talked once of how we wished we had the time to reread two different books — The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom and Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss — at least once a year. (At the time, we … Continue reading
He stays the waves. He holds indescribable power. Trust Him. “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all … Continue reading