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No Fishing Allowed!

No Fishing Allowed!

  Have you ever really looked at a Cross? That great, central symbol of Christianity actually contains all the truth anyone could ever hope for. It contains the truth that there is a God and that He is not just some abstraction but a personal, caring, Creator and Father. It contains the truth that He

Psalm 42:5

Discovering Hope

Come to Me for rest and refreshment. The journey has been too much for you, and you are bone-weary. Do not be ashamed of your exhaustion. Instead, see it as an opportunity for Me to take charge of your life. Remember that I can fit everything into a pattern for good, including the things you

Loving Others at Their Worst

Loving Others at Their Worst

When Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson crudely mocked Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw because of his eye patch and flippantly remarked, “I know he lost his eye in the war or whatever,” no one expected the former Navy SEAL and decorated war hero to respond to the insults in the way that he did. The mockery

Life Without Lack | Dallas Willard | Psalm 23

Why Such Lack and Evil?

Why Such Lack and Evil? The fact that “devils” are predominantly comic figures in the modern imagination will help you. If any faint suspicion of your existence begins to arise in his mind, suggest to him a picture of something in red tights, and persuade him that since he cannot believe in that (it is

Fighting the Enemy Through Prayer

Fighting the Enemy Through Prayer Jesus’ reminder to pray regularly against temptation reminds us just how prevalent and dangerous the appeal of sin can be in the Christian life. Once again the issue of kingdom and kingship is front and center. Sin and temptation are harsh masters. As the story of Cain reminds us, sin

A Battle to Fight

Hanging on to the Truth In any hand-to-hand combat, there’s a constant back-and-forth of blows, dodges, blocks, counterattacks, and so forth. That’s exactly what is going on in the unseen around us. Only it takes place, initially, at the level of our thoughts. When we are under attack, we’ve got to hang on to the

Do What You Can With What You Have

Do what you can with what you have. Your job is to live well, embracing what you do know, what you can do, and who you can be — today. If you wait until you have enough information or ability, the perfect opportunity or circumstances, or exactly the right mood, mindset, or physical makeup, you’re

worship vs worry

Worry vs Worship

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends  all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:6 Have you ever experienced such intense grief that you didn’t think you were

The Bible Is Full of Fear from Scary God

The Bible Is Full of Fear

That all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever. —Joshua 4:24 The more I’ve studied the fear of the Lord, the more I’ve realized that it’s as much a part of the message of the Bible as

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