Love Leads to Generosity & Trust

“And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent.” Mark 12:42, NASB I picture her as an elderly woman, gray-haired and hunched over, walking with a cane. But for all we know, she could have been young and beautiful. Scripture doesn’t say… Because it doesn’t matter. This account […]

Not Good Enough? Me Either

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.—To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.—Not […]

Prayer Partners: Trusting in My Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd… Gracious God, You are the One who guides me, cares for and protects me… I shall not want… You meet me in every desperation, lovingly providing for all my needs. He makes me lie down in green pastures… You cause me to rest—physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally—in pleasant places… He leads […]

Closer to Him

“Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God.” 2 Cor. 3:5, NASB “What storm are you facing?” This morning as I chafed under a particular burden, Anne Graham Lotz’s comforting, wise voice spoke directly to me via the radio. I always love to hear […]

Faith, Obedience, and the Impossible

“‘And, behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus’ … And Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’ And the angel answered and said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most […]

Embracing the Process

“Now may the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13, NASB). Disliking the Presidential Fitness events of junior and senior high, I dutifully but half-heartedly participated in the process. Achieving awards for athletic accomplishments didn’t interest […]

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