thanksgiving, Uncategorized, Word Wednesday

When Celebrating Thanksgiving is Hard

Empty Chairs . . . Some years Thanksgiving is harder to celebrate than other years. I love the turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, dressing, and green bean casserole. I embrace the cooler weather, gold and garnet leaves, and the almost naked trees, and I love gathering with family and friends–whoever can come. Yet, there have been many years when I’ve …

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Trust, Word Wednesday

Three Steps to Fix Your Problems #WordWednesday

  “God helps those who helps themselves” is not from the Bible. Really. I’ve heard people quote it as if it were biblical, but you won’t find it there. Instead, we find verses like this one: “This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your …

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faith, Uncategorized, Word Wednesday

When Wind and Waves Rock Your Boat: Suffering Part II #WordWednesday

  The boat rocked violently back and forth and the waves threatened to capsize the small dingy. The storm had taken the disciples by surprise. A few hours earlier the sun had shone in a cloudless sky. Now they found themselves yelling for Jesus to wake up.  How could he sleep through this storm? After a few desperate pushes on his …

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calling, dream, God's wisdom, obedience, Trust, waiting, Word Wednesday

When the Calling or Dream isn’t Looking Like You Thought it Would #WordWednesday

I wonder if Moses had any clue he signed up for forty years in the desert . . . when God called him to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land. I wonder how he envisioned this assignment when he stood before the burning bush. I’m sure it didn’t exactly play out as he thought. We know he was often frustrated. And what about …

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