A Life of Meaning

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:2-3)?” Life can be full; great job, wonderful spouse, and happy children. Everything seemingly is going well but occasionally there are bouts of emptiness. […]

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Make Us Over

“But the pot He was shaping from the clay was marred in His hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to Him (Jeremiah 18:4).” Our experiences influence what shapes us; how we think, how we act, how we respond, our attitudes, our expectations, […]

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He’s Always There

“…And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20b) Can you trust God when you can’t see Him? You can be so close to God that you feel His presence but then something happens and He appears far away and even absent. Is He […]

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A Fitting Word

“In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God (John 1:1).” Words have a tremendous effect on our lives. They can be uplifting and discouraging, comforting or degrading, enlarging or minimizing, engaging or dismissive, encouraging or hindering, spew hate or express love. […]

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Wait

“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD (PSALM 27:14).” God has made some promises. He said “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9). Such words call […]

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Stand

“Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s (2 Chronicles20:15b).” “Cowards need not apply”. At least that should be the headline for followers of Christ. Christians aren’t called to be in the background, to live in a world of […]

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He Will Vindicate

“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord (Romans 12:19).” Where is God when things hurt, when anxiety riddles, when pain endures, when life is hard, when death looms, when […]

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Our Heritage

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed (Genesis 12:3).” AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, DNA test kits, all methods to determine paternity, where you come from and family heritage; people are curious, they want to […]

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The Best Friend

Relationships are complicated and learned early in life. A child’s relationship with a parent facilitates how one forms relationships with others. Relationships also require work and the giving of oneself to another in trust and belief that the feeling(s) are reciprocated. But it doesn’t stop there. Strong/healthy relationships are nurtured […]

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Healing

“And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all (Luke 6:19).” A hug, a soft embrace, a kind word, wiping away a tear, sitting by the bedside of a sick loved one, a phone call, a word of confirmation and acceptance, […]

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