The Purpose of Tests

The Purpose of Tests

Psalm 66:10-12 “You have tested us, O God; you have purified us like silver. 11 You captured us in your net and laid the burden of slavery on our backs. 12 Then you put a leader over us. We went through fire and flood, but you brought us to a place of great...
Honoring the Sabbath—Why God Wants us to Rest

Honoring the Sabbath—Why God Wants us to Rest

Exodus 35:2(a) “You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day must be a Sabbath day of complete rest, a holy day dedicated to the LORD.” “Work is a gift”, I told my youngest son last weekend as my husband, son and I...
Finding Victory in Defeat

Finding Victory in Defeat

“Don’t worry. These boats were made to float. Heeling is a normal part of sailing . . .” My husband’s words were intended to comfort, but instead, I was contemplating words echoing from another era . . . “There is no danger that Titanic...
The Secret to Being Tough

The Secret to Being Tough

Ever feel worn out and weary? Tired of being told just to put your chin up? We have all heard the phrase, “when times are tough the tough get going”, but this girl has learned that the tough—those who survive life’s hard spots—only do so because of a...
Opening Up The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Opening Up The Gift that Keeps on Giving

2 Corinthians 6:1-10 (NLT) “As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it.” 2 “For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you. Indeed, the “right time”...
Finding Comfort When Everything Hurts

Finding Comfort When Everything Hurts

2 Corinthians 1:3-7 (NLT) “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them...

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