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Climbing the Hill

Climbing Hills I ran up a hill today. And I didn’t even stop up at the top. I just kept on running. That’s simply not like me. I do enjoy a nice walk in the morning, but I’m not a huge fan of running up hills while my heart pounds wildly and sweat rolls down my back. That’s just not my favorite thing in life. So as far as I can tell, it must have been the hand of God that started pushing me up that hill because I had no idea my legs were going to kick it into high gear. I just took off running, and then after a few seconds I thought to myself, “Oh my gosh, I am actually running!” I was Read More

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A Prayer to the One I Trust

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3 NLT Keep me in your perfect peace, O Lord! Keep my thoughts fixed on you in all I do. I trust in you! Do not let me turn away to trust in the ways of man or in the idols of money or personal success, which promise so much yet deliver so little. Instead, let the instinct of my heart be to run to you to find peace and rest in the “shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1). May I always say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust” (Psalm 91:2)! Keep me abiding in your will, Read More

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Whispers of Doubt

“Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” Matthew 11:3 Locked in a dark, damp prison cell, after such hope had appeared before his eyes, John the Baptist was left to question the truth of what he had seen. Images of heaven’s glory shining down upon Jesus in the Jordan River were now replaced with the dark shadows that covered the prison walls. The surreal voice proclaiming, “This is my beloved Son” (Matthew 3:17), was now drowned out by voices of doubt whispering in John’s mind. Was Jesus really the one for whom he had prepared the way? Or could he have been mistaken? Similar voices want to whisper words of doubt into our own minds as we journey Read More

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The Edge of Impossible

Imagine you and your family standing at the edge of a deep ocean with the thundering sounds of horses approaching, carrying battle-ready soldiers who want to harm you. You see the dark forces coming as you cling to your children, but there is absolutely no way out. You have never been gripped by such fear and desperation. But wait. At that exact moment of your hopelessness, you see great walls of water rising up out of the sea right in front of you…and there it is: the way of escape you never could have imagined, a straight path of deliverance in the midst of an impossible situation. The people who experienced this great deliverance were the chosen ones of God. They had been in bondage Read More