death, doubt, faithfulness, fear, God who sees, provision, rejection

Is God’s Provision Right Under Your Nose?

Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the desert of Beersheba. When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the …

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change, hope, publishing, rejection

Weather Change

A neighbor in Massachusetts once said to me regarding the weather, “If you don’t like it today, just hang around for a little bit and it will change.” Or something like that. I remember thinking, “This man has never lived in Oklahoma!” Talk about extreme and quick weather changes. That’s what happened yesterday. My somewhat gloomy and disappointing day turned into …

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blessing, fear, gifts, pain, rejection

The R Word

We’re scared of it.We’re hurt by it; therefore many times we don’t put ourselves out there because we’re afraid of the pain of rejection. (The R word.) Nobody likes pain. We live in a relatively painless society in America. If it’s hot, we turn on the AC. If it’s cold, we turn up the heat and choose a sweater to …

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