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Rejoice to the Lord!

The Choice to Rejoice

The Choice to Rejoice

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. — Psalm 5:11-12 As believers

Goodness is His Nature

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

Moments

Some days I pick up a camera and the lens is my ink, for cameras have sensor eyes, and pixels record. I slide it into a pocket, a thin point-and-shoot, and find another way to chronicle, to force the lids open; another way to receive the moment with thanks reverential. When he comes in from

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

Why I Stopped Saying ‘I Will Pray For You’

I’ve come to the place where I have had to stop telling people, “I’ll pray for you.” I simply know that despite my good intentions — and these promises are almost always spoken with good intent — I know that nine times out of ten I just don’t remember to follow through. Not until maybe

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

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