Tag Archives: faithfulness

God’s Got Plans – pain and hardship and getting beyond

[Today’s guest post is from Damon J. Gray, a writer who knows pain and what is past the pain.] Donning a look of deep concern, my counselor fixed his eyes on mine and said, “With everything you have been through … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the World’s Oldest Man – learning to let go in the midst of disaster

[An imagined conversation between Methuselah and Noah.] “There is room,” Noah said. “We will MAKE room.” “I am not to go, my grandson,” Methuselah replied. “You know that.” “God did not say you cannot join us.” “And he did not … Continue reading

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How to Stay Faithful When Someone Hijacks Your Ministry

People have been pleasure cruising the Nile for over a century: Sunshine, the swaying palms, day trips to ancient sites. Sounds lovely. An Egyptian excursion was not so lovely for the prophet Jeremiah, though. A Forced March in the Wrong … Continue reading

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A Second Round of Widowhood

[Carol Noren Johnson writes of an experience few of us have known, or are likely to know: widowed not once but twice, she brings us a story of God’s faithfulness and the blessings of the community of his people.] *** June 23, 2014, … Continue reading

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How to Become a Judge – my path to the bench

I’m reading through Zechariah in my Bible study time right now and came to this: Who dares despise the day of small things … ? (Zechariah 4:10.) Apparently God takes small things seriously. I should have known that, of course. … Continue reading

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