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Redeeming the Years Spent in the Pit

Redeeming the Years Spent in the Pit

Lord, I’m choosing to believe that You can and will redeem the years I have spent in my pit. In our Christian subculture, we think a pit of sin is the only kind of pit there is. But we have to think much more broadly. For starters, I see in God’s Word three ways we

Growing as God Intended | Devotions from the Garden

Growing as God Intended

Growing as God Intended She inspects a field and buys it. With money she earned, she plants a vineyard. — Proverbs 31:16 NCV In today’s verse, taken from the Proverbs 31 description of a wife of noble character, the poet speaks on God’s behalf and praises the woman’s business savvy and work ethic. She herself has

Family Pain: The One Who Died on the Cross Understands

Lord, You are the God of infinite strength and knowledge, mercy and love! Pileups happen. Especially in families. That’s what happened to mine. That’s what happened to Keith’s. That’s the nature of family. The ties are so close that the same cord that hangs one, tangles all. They say alcoholism is a family disease, but

Get Out of That Pit: Our Pit-Less Future

God left a lot of questions unanswered — primarily, I imagine, because “without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). I think He also happens to like surprises. However, what this world is coming to is not unanswered. According to Revelation 21, earth as we know it will come to an end, and

10 Favorite Devotionals of 2015

Devotional books are terrific for so many reasons (let me count the ways!), but if you’re like me, the main reason I love devos is because, even though I’d love to have a leisurely hour by a cozy fire with my dog Maisy, Bible, devotional, journal, a doppio cappuccino, and a pecan roll (Hello, Instagram!), my morning

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