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Forgiving God

Forgiving God

Getting hurt by people is hard. Getting hurt by what God allows can feel unbearable. While I might phrase my disillusionment as a question of why or how, when I lay my head on my tear-soaked pillow, questions can turn into bitter feelings. I probably wouldn’t want to raise my hand at Bible study and

Matthew 12:50

When Paul Passes Phoebe the Baton

I commend to you our sister, Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. — Romans 16:1 NIV Phoebe was a sister, an agent or representative from Paul to deliver his epistle to the Romans, the first interpreter of that letter, and a benefactor or patron.1 I’d like to come back to this passage now

Hannah’s Request

Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the LORD… I rejoice in Your salvation.” — 1 Samuel 2:1 When have you really wanted something? We all know what it feels like to long for something desperately, for something, such as a life-giving job, a significant other, a repaired relationship, a sense of purpose, or

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