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Finding Hope in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Finding Hope in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

A well-known writer once wrote, “The essential thing ‘in Heaven and in earth’ is… that there should be long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the long run, something which has made life worth living.” Ask any marathon runner — it’s that seemingly endless run, that tiring stretch in the

Raising kids in this day and age is complicated. It may even incite panic as we try to figure out how to manage technology and the tidal wave of information (both good and bad) that’s available at even an innocent google search. Start with prayer!

Praying for Your Child’s Use of Technology

  Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 At first glance, our family room looks idyllic. Hundreds of books — titles I think of as classics — line the

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget Online Bible Study Week Four — There’s Always a Meanwhile

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. — Joseph, Genesis 50:20 Forgiveness is the perfect start to our healing. It shouldn’t be our last resort. ~Lysa Hi, friends! It’s kind of amazing that it took us this long (week

What Was Meant for Evil, God Uses for Good

Joseph Son of Jacob Graduate with honors from the University of Hard Knocks Director of Global Effort to Save Humanity Succeeded How? How did he flourish in the midst of tragedy? We don’t have to speculate. Some twenty years later the roles were reversed, Joseph as the strong one and his brothers the weak ones.

A Minister of Comfort : The Lord uses our pain, our stories, our history to help others along the way. We are comforted so we can give comfort. Suffering can enrich us with wisdom and compassion so we can help others.

A Minister of Comfort

  He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. — 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT You’ve heard repeatedly that God causes all the circumstances of your life to work together for your good and His glory. But do you truly believe it? Sometimes it is difficult. If a trial is sufficiently

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 6 — Kingdom Minded. Eternally Focused.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him. — James 1:12 The pain we’re walking through… It isn’t for nothing. ~ Lysa Welcome to our last week of the It’s Not Supposed

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 3 — Problems Placed On Us and Problems Within Us

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. — Psalm 51:7 (King David) God sees you. He hears you. ~ Lysa Welcome to week three of the It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Online Bible Study with Lysa TerKeurst! Purple is one of my

You’ll Get Through This: Are You Hitting the Wall?

Marathoners call it “hitting the wall.” They come to a point where their bodies say, “No more.” Their legs feel like they are made of lead. Their respiratory systems scream, “Stop!” Triathletes call it “bonking.” As they swim, then ride, and finally run, they feel their bodies begin to shut down. They’ve “bonked.” You don’t

Praying for Your Prodigal

I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord. They will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with all their heart. — Jeremiah 24:7 Lauren stared at the photo on her phone, barely comprehending what she saw. It was a picture

You’ll Get Through This

She had a tremble to her, the inner tremble you could feel with just a hand on her shoulder. I saw her in a grocery store. Had not seen her in some months. I asked about her kids and husband, and when I did, her eyes watered, her chin quivered, and the story spilled out.

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