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Dealing With Disappointment

When something doesn’t turn out the way we hope, we feel disappointed. There are degrees of disappointment, from a passing bad day to outright devastation. Christians are not shielded from disappointment. Actually, believers might have a tendency to struggle more from this emotional ailment than those who do not believe ...

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Managing Loneliness Constructively

Last week, I shared my struggles with loneliness.  And believe you me, the struggle is real every day, y’all.  There are some days I’m more content than others, but loneliness always finds a way to make frequent, unauthorized appearances in my daily life.  And I’ve come to the conclusion that I ...

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Thy Will Be Done: Do We Really Mean It?

Do you really mean it?  You have probably prayed it hundreds of times: “Thy will be done, thy kingdom come.”  Have you ever considered what the will of God looks like?  Sometimes we speak mindlessly; that’s dangerous.  Words have meaning.  Only humans have the privilege of expressing our minds, will and ...

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A Time to Laugh

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 This world has enough pain without me adding my two cents worth. ...

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Longing to Know God, or Legalism?

The longing to know God more sometimes causes us to scrutinize His Word in a way that blocks us from His presence.  That which we intend for good becomes a wall keeping us from the Father.  It is easy to see it in the nation of Israel; they added hundreds ...

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