Choices, Circumstances, control, Disappointments, divorce, God in control, God's wisdom, goodness of God, prayer, Promised Land, sovereignty, Spirit promptings

Hardened Hearts

  I will never in a million years understand how our free-will and God’s sovereignty work together. It’s a great mystery. We are given free-will to make our own choices yet God is in control. A well known story in the Bible is a perfect example of my quandary: the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart. In case you aren’t familiar with it or need …

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divorce, Jesus, purpose, Samaritan woman, shame

My Heart Hurts for Misunderstood Biblical Characters

A few weeks ago we visited our son who is going to college at NC State. It was his birthday which just happened to fall on a Sunday, so we went to church with him and took him to lunch. I don’t remember the context in the sermon, but the preacher referred to the sin of the “promiscuous” Samaritan woman …

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