Tag Archives: faith

In Search of Worship

I have been searching for a new church since I moved back to this area a year ago. I have had to leave several services early because the music was so loud it gave me a migraine. Is this really worship, or is it a concert? Does it enable the average church member or visitor …

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C.S. Lewis on Christmas

Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodotus by C. S. Lewis And beyond this there lies in the ocean, turned towards the west and north, the island of Niatirb which Hecataeus indeed declares to be the same size and shape as Sicily, but it is larger, though in calling it triangular a man would …

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Change in the Wind

I’m considering going back to school to get my Bachelor’s degree. I’ve always wanted to do this but the last decade or so has been almost overwhelming, and it was a struggle to merely keep my head above water for a long time. I’m far from fixed, and I have my issues, but I think …

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Opportunities

Life has a way of challenging us. It tasks us to grow, develop character, and allow things to happen in order to make us into better people. If we choose not to accept this opportunity, we can become bitter, angry, and resentful. Simply put, things happen to everyone. Cars break down. Jobs are lost. Homes …

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Where is your faith based?

If your faith as a Christian is based on how much you are financially blessed or the state of your health, you’re in for a rude awakening. NOWHERE in the Word of God are we promised an easy ride. What we are promised is that God will be with us along our journey. I can …

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Choosing a Simple Life

“7 Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die: 8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. 9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may …

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Midnight Thoughts

We have all been through trials and tribulations. We have faced dark nights and scary times. However, there are those of us who have been to the gates of hell and back again, and for those women, those people, I have something to tell you. You are precious to God. There has not been one …

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You Are Enough.

Those of us who experienced abuse in childhood or marriage – whether verbal, physical, sexual, psychological, or any combination thereof – often struggle with feelings of inadequacy, self-criticism, self-hatred, doubt, fear, and even self-condemnation. We need to remember that Jesus bled and died for us, too. He was with us through those times, holding us …

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Part of Me

Long ago, when I formed you in your mother’s womb, I placed a piece of Myself inside you. I have been with you since your conception. I was there as your organs formed, as your fingers and toes took shape. I determined the color of your eyes and the sound of your voice. I was …

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Your Heart

I am doing a work in your heart. There are scarred areas, wounds from deep-seated hurts and fears….. I am healing them. I am ever so gently removing the dead tissue and replacing it with flesh that is alive, feeling, breathing. I am taking away the dead parts that have withered and shriveled up from …

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