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Take it too far

Take Patience Too Far

Take Patience Too Far

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.  — Genesis 50:20 The story of Joseph in the Bible has always been one of my favorites. You can find the whole tale starting in Genesis 37:1. If you’re not familiar with

The Fruit of Suffering and Grief

Peter: The Reluctant Sufferer  I was talking to a group of about a hundred experienced pastors and church-growth leaders in a training seminar. The topic for the day was how to help people grow spiritually in ways that affect real life. I began by giving them a hypothetical problem to solve.  “If you had to

Psalm 37:7

Dear Graduate

Editor’s Note: It’s almost graduation season 2020 and you’re going to need a gift for the graduates in your life! This year, in particular, we want to celebrate our graduates (ceremony or not) from all levels of schooling… junior high, high school, college, and graduate school. Three titles in eight beautiful covers will give you plenty

Discover the Truth

The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: Beginning the Journey

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. — Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV Before I (Kathie Lee) began my new job as co-host of the fourth hour of The Today Show in 2008, I felt the Lord tugging at my spirit

Laughter is a gift from God.

The Best Medicine

A happy heart is like good medicine. — Proverbs 17:22 ICB Whether you giggle, tee-hee, or guffaw, laughter is one language that everybody speaks. You don’t have to learn to laugh either. It’s a skill you’re born with. Babies start to laugh when they’re only about three months old — long before they learn to

Love is a risk that's never a risk

Why Love Is Worth Breaking Your Heart

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. ~ C. S. Lewis “I’ve got more than sixty years of evidence that every day looks better with bacon.” My pork-raising dad’s a streak of confidence on the other end of the phone. “And

Make the commitment to honor God in your home

Intend to Honor God in Your Home

Lessons I learned at home have shaped my life. Many of those principles were not taught with words; they were lived out in the context of daily routines. Looking back, I was the beneficiary of choices my parents made for themselves. I suspect none of us understood the full implications of what was unfolding in

A Meal

A GOD WHO IS WITH YOU IN YOUR HUNGER  One thing Jesus did in the Eucharist was to connect, in a vivid and simple way, eating with obedience and worship. He joined earth with heaven, bread with manna, flesh with Spirit. He linked physical hunger with spiritual hunger. He reminded us that every bite is

Stay in the Word. Pray everyday.

Honesty Over Hiding

Don’t pretend. Cry. Scream. Break a few things if you need to. God is not afraid of your darkness. ~ Carlos A Rodriguez1 It was the middle of the night my sophomore year in college. The snow had been falling for a few hours — an unfriendly, cold Missouri January — but I was not

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