Passing the Test

Tackling Life’s Trials

"I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me." Psalm 16:8 NLTOne took advantage of the situation; the other stepped up to the plate.Watching a few middle schoolers traipse down the hall on crutches or with a limb in a cast isn't...

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When God Is Like a Forest Fire…

Malachi 3:2-3 – But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver....

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When Life Goes Awry

"Take your son, your only son…and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you." Genesis22:2 NLTLife is fickle. Just when I think I've figured it out, I experience or witness something that makes no apparent sense. Like recently....

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When Life Seems Unfair

"Give orders that for the next thirty days anyone who prays to anyone, divine or human-except to Your Majesty-will be thrown to the lions." Daniel 6:7 NLTLife should be fair but rarely is.The unfairness of life is prevalent. Thousands of human beings are snuffed out...

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Where Was God When Life Was Dark?

I love this little story by Clovis Chappell that I heard second-hand from Haddon Robinson. Here is how I remember it:Once a man married a woman from Kentucky. They were young and very deeply in love. Early in their marriage because of illness she lost her mind....

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The Deeps

This spring has brought many days of snow. Almost daily it continues to accumulate. And now the deeps have come. The white fluff has risen to the point of making it difficult to maneuver the driveway, the paths, the corral. And for my small dog, Sienna, the deeps...

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