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What God Really Thinks About You

Many times in my life, I’ve come back to the promise in Jeremiah 29:11: ‘I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ This had been my favorite verse for some time. It helped me when

You Are Not an Accident

I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born. – Isaiah 44:2a God does not play dice. – Albert Einstein You are not an accident. Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by

On Losing a Loved One: God Is a Good, Good Father

Losing a parent is never easy. I know. I lost my father one year ago this month. Even as I write those words, I can hardly believe it. I had fallen into a rut of telling people I lost my dad six months ago. Then last week, I started getting emotional about him all of

Finding Hope in a Hopeless World

These three remain: faith, hope and love. — 1 Corinthians 13:13 Faith, hope, and love. According to the Bible these are three indispensable and eternally enduring commodities, ones we ultimately can’t live without. Love, said Jesus, is the driving principle behind God’s greatest commands. We must love God first, with everything we’ve got. And we

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