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Divine Disruption: Where Else Could I Go?

Divine Disruption: Where Else Could I Go?

If you get rid of God, you still have your problems. Sickness and evil still exist. The disciples doubted; they struggled with faith in the face of loss and fear. The Bible says many of them turned away and no longer followed Christ. In John 6:67-68, Jesus said to those who remained, “Do you want

Why Do Bad Things Happen If God Is Good?

If God is so good and powerful, why do bad things happen? As a person in ministry, I get asked some version of this question frequently. To be honest, I’ve pondered it as well. During this time of widespread crises, which has been characterized by so much loss, grief, and confusion on a global scale,

A Prayer for When You Are Afraid

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 NKJV Father, how grateful I am for Your awesome love and that You are with me at this moment when

Majestic Jesus, Prince of Peace

Majestic Jesus, I come joyfully into Your Presence, my Prince of Peace. I love to hear You whispering the words You spoke to Your fearful disciples: Peace be with you! I rejoice that Your Peace is always with me because You are my constant Companion. When I keep my focus on You, I can experience

God’s Peace: We can’t be with everyone we love; we can’t be there for those in the hospital; we can’t visit with ones we expected to see. The Lord knows and He has compassion for our pain. Let’s ask Him to fill us in the meantime.

God’s Peace for When You are Missing a Loved One

  Missing a loved one is a very lonely feeling. The only thing to really resolve the ache of loneliness is to actually see the person you’re missing. But many times, it’s not that easy. You may miss your mother who passed away last year, your daughter studying abroad, or your husband on a long

Searching for Springtime

Winter casts a cold shadow. The days are short. The nights are long. The sun seems shy, hidden behind the grayness. Warmth has packed her bags and migrated to the tropics. Beach weather would be nice. But that’s not going to happen. It’s winter. Spring will see blossoms. Summer sways leafy bushes in the wind.

Mental Health Awareness

  Love your neighbor as you love as yourself. — Matthew 22:39 A big part of loving ourselves (and others) is taking care of our mental health. As believers, we’re called to serve, but no one can pour from an empty cup! October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, a perfect time to

Let’s start the day with the Lord! Even while waking, we can turn our attention to God and say, “Good morning, Father. I trust You with today. Help me to follow You. Thank You for being with me every moment.” How do you begin your days?

In the Morning When I Rise

  As you get out of bed in the morning, be aware of My Presence with you. You may not be thinking clearly yet, but I am. Your early morning thoughts tend to be anxious ones until you get connected with Me. Invite Me into your thoughts by whispering My Name. Suddenly your day brightens

While vulnerability with the wrong sorts of folks fosters feelings of inferiority and judgment, vulnerability with the right people brings trust, bolsters our feelings of love, and brings hope.

Welcoming Vulnerability

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. — 2 Corinthians 12:9 A few months back I met some friends for impromptu burgers and fries, and in my attempt to let off some steam, I shared a bit more intimately than was appropriate for this particular group setting. I

What spiders do you still need to kill? You can only run for so long. Face them with Jesus! He is far more powerful than any lie over your life!

Weapons of War

Editor’s note: In Kill the Spider, Carlos Whittaker shares his story of pursuing God and healing at a spiritual retreat. * A few months after OnSite, my wife and I were on our way back from our fifteen-year wedding anniversary trip to Ireland. It was filled with lots of refreshment, but not a lot of

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