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Goodness is His Nature

Does Suffering Disprove the Existence of a Good God?

Does Suffering Disprove the Existence of a Good God?

The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it? — Jeremiah 17:9 NASB As I tried to imagine the depth of pain, the horror of suffering that so many humans have inflicted on each other, I began to have that most unwelcome feeling of having my paradigm shifted.

The more I focus on God, the better I run

Run with a Positive Focus

My getting into running in the late nineties happened to coincide with the genesis of the internet and online chatrooms. One day at a friend’s house, I entered an online chatroom for runners, expecting it to be fun and inspiring. I recall being surprised to see my name in a chat and being intrigued. But

Psalm 13:5

Fixing My Eyes on Jesus: Faith

The Risk of Faith “Come,” [Jesus] said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. — Matthew 14:29 The older I get, the less I want to take risks. How about you? In today’s financial world, that’s probably a wise thing. But a cautious attitude in your

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him. — Psalm 95:2 Have you ever noticed how after Halloween, many stores immediately bring out their prelit trees, ornaments, Christmas wreaths, and candy canes? The weeks between Halloween and Christmas are often a blur of colored leaves and

Better things are ahead

Find the Light

There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. ~ C. S. LEWIS Leanne: The word inspired comes from the phrase “in spirit.” Ask any true creative and they will tell you. Creativity doesn’t come from you; it comes through you. I can take no credit for what I’ve created, what I’ve accomplished to

Matthew 11:28

Love Heals in the Valley of Death

Embracing the Grief that Connects Us In the Valley of Death With arms outstretched on the hill An American chestnut tree stands resurrected. Silently she draws new life from an old, dead stump Where her ancestors died with blighted roots a hundred years ago. She bears witness to the graves lying stoneless in her valley.

Jesus Says, “Come to Me”

Editor’s note: Jesus Calling is a #1 New York Times bestselling devotional loved the world over. It’s filled with hope, encouragement, comfort, and the reassurance of Jesus’ unending love. The kids’ editions are written just like the adult versions… in the voice of Jesus Himself. Every entry has Scripture to read and memorize. * Let

we are servants

Full Bodied Grace

“Do you understand what I have done for you?” He asked them… “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” — John 13:12, John 13:14 Jesus is about to let flesh be broken with nail, heart be broken with rejection, chains be broken with bleeding

Anxiety is battling the enemy

Overcoming Anxiety with Peace

When Houston energy worker Shawn Baker was laid off in 2015, she opened a new business that quickly became a “smash hit.” It’s a place for angry, stressed – out, or anxiety – filled people to take out their frustrations on inanimate objects. Inside the building are four rooms lined with thick plywood, all stocked

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