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My bucket leaks. My bucket forgets. My bucket even quarrels and questions: “God, why don’t you make life easier? Why don’t you arrange my circumstances so that I don’t lose heart? Why can’t I just grow more like you without … Continue reading
Our children were 6, 5 and 3 the first time I read Don’t Waste Your Life. I’d gone along on a work trip with my husband, and for the first time in years, with our children at their aunt’s house and … Continue reading
“God created me — and you — to live with a single, all-embracing, all-transforming passion — namely, a passion to glorify God by enjoying and displaying his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. Enjoying and displaying are both … Continue reading
This damp spring morning, the clover glistened. I found myself captivated. Thousands of tiny specs, dazzling, lay before my eyes. Green at its spring loveliest, crowned with glistening drops of misty moisture. Droplets suspended, balancing on each smooth leaf like rare … Continue reading
“Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you at the proper time, casting … Continue reading
God put us on this little planet with the night’s sparkling array spread above us. Rotating around the star we know as the sun, within the galaxy we call the Milky Way, He created our solar system within myriads upon myriads … Continue reading
You may be like me and you’ve wondered what Jesus meant when He said: “…I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John … Continue reading
“God made us alive and secured us in Christ so that he could make us the beneficiaries of everlasting kindness from infinite riches of grace. This is not because we are worthy. Quite the contrary, it is to show the … Continue reading
“Saving faith is not the persuasion that in the resurrection Jesus rose bodily from the grave. That persuasion is essential to saving faith, but not the essence of it. The devil knows that Jesus rose from the dead, and he … Continue reading
When your heart is heavy and thanks seems buried beneath sorrow: “Do not say, ‘But it is hypocritical to thank God with my tongue when I don’t feel thankful in my heart.’ There is such a thing as hypocritical thanksgiving: … Continue reading
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 But how do I train up a child in the way he should go? What of moments … Continue reading
Autumn in my part of the world is drawing to a close. Another season passes, and oh, I’ll miss its colors. But in the missing, I relish this truth God declares to us: As leaves that flamed yellow and red … Continue reading