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Accomplishing God-Given Goals: Lessons From Nehemiah

I love the book of Nehemiah–always have–every reading!  “Nehemiah?” you respond with raised eyebrows.  Yep, Nehemiah. Why?  First, thanks to my good pastor’s attention to detail and delight with God’s word, the book lays out a clear plan for accomplishing a God-given goal.  Second, Sanballat and Tobiah personify the devil, ...

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Who Says God Doesn’t Care?

Have you or someone you know ever criticized God for being callous and uncaring?  Individuals who don’t know Him, as well as those who do, make the claims–questioning His ability and desire to rule and reign in love.  God gets tagged the “damn-er” instead of the “bless-er”. Many times, a ...

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Is Satan Real? If So, What Is His Purpose?

“And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” ~ Job 1:7 Sometimes in life, it is easier to believe in the good things than it is ...

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The Devastation of Good Intentions

The first year we lived here, the fig tree amazed me!  The fruit was abundant and delicious … nothing like a dried fig.  Late in the year, though, a pesky vine began weaving through the branches.  Friends alerted me to the vine being poison oak.  Logic told me, “Get rid ...

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Christianity, Magic, and the Deceiver

Abracadabra! This is a famous word associated with the use of magic. It’s said to mean “I create as I speak.” In a child’s world, magic is something that’s fun and amazing. But at that stage they’re experimenting with princes and princesses, unicorns, monsters, fairy-godmothers and magic wands. They are ...

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