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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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Scared of Death? Take God’s View

Do you ever think about dying? Most of us have thought about our own death or the death of someone close to us. And for those of us who have experienced the loss of someone close, days following our loss can make us feel as if the sun should not ...

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Coping With Miscarriage

Babies are precious. They truly are gifts from God; for who else could give such priceless gift without asking for anything in return? Still, more often than desired, the cold hands of miscarriage snatch God’s bundle of joys right from the tummies of unsuspecting mothers—before they even get the chance ...

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Our Hope: The Comfort of Christ

Within the span of an hour, I learned that two sisters-in-Christ lost loved ones this morning. One friend lost her 10-month-old daughter. Braelyn was born prematurely and with Downs syndrome. For most of the last year, their small family has lived in the hospital, praying for one more breath, afraid ...

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One Year To Live

We would go to the hospital to watch her die.  Her time was short, cancer was eating her alive.  I have described it that way before because there is no better way to explain it.  She was diminishing quickly before our eyes.  And yet, mom would smile at us.  What is braver than that?  I was ...

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