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Discovering God’s Names: Jehovah-Nissi

“And Moses built an altar, and named it ‘The LORD is My Banner.’” Exodus 17:15, NASB Remember the fascinating story about Moses on the mountain, raising his hands while God’s people fought against the Amalekites? Do you recall how Aaron and Hur climbed up the hill with Moses, supporting his hands when he wearied of lifting them high? I’ve always […]

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Dressing Up: Who’s Our Enemy?

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12, Nasb A friend of mine used to talk about the “unseen real”–a place that’s oh-so-real even though we can’t see it […]

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Ministry Update: Steps of Faith & Our Awesome God

“Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24, Nasb Dear Readers, It was a Friday afternoon. Walking my usual route around the neighborhood, I prayed about my publishing project. I hesitated to sign a contract because I feared the money might not come in, and I […]

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Drawing Near: As If You Sat Right Beside Me

Abba! Father! You caught me off guard. Like a wave that drenches me unexpectedly… Refreshingly Delightfully! You washed over me in a love so warm and personal… As if You sat right beside me, embracing me with a joyous smile stretched across Your holy face. And I’m still in awe. Thank You for Your love […]

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Discovering God’s Names: El Roi

photo credit: 0239 via photopin (license)   “Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, ‘Thou art a God who sees’; for she said, ‘Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?’” Genesis 16:13, Nasb After being used and mistreated, she ran away. I can’t blame her. Hagar must have […]