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Is It Wrong to Question God?

Some of us who were raised in church have been taught that it is wrong to question God. Supposedly, questioning God displays a lack of trust on our part and is equivalent with blaming God or accusing Him of being wrong. But the Bible doesn’t agree with that line of ...

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Anything That Grows: Lessons from a Lawnmower

I was sitting here in my kitchen, working, when I noticed the grinding whirr of a lawnmower outside. A very familiar sound of summer—it’s grass cutting time. I live in a condo, so I am not the one who has to take on that responsibility (thankfully), but whoever holds that ...

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What the Scottish Rain Taught Me About Trials

I’ve been in Scotland for almost two weeks now which is long enough to be comfortable telling people “Heya” when greeting them and “Cheers” when leaving a shop, and calling a store a shop.  I’m still not used to bins (garbage cans), toilets (bathrooms), boots (trunks of cars), having to flip an ...

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Making the Best of a Bad Situation

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, right? My shepherd mix, Mitch, exemplified that philosophy quite well this past weekend. In our household, Saturdays are hiking days. Mitch, ever full of energy, loves to hike, so he looks forward to the weekends with great anticipation. Two weekends ago, however, my ...

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The Way Forward: Clear Vision for the Road Ahead

Have you ever been driving along the highway on what appeared to be a beautiful summer day when you were suddenly overtaken by a violent rainstorm? Seemingly out of nowhere, dark clouds appeared, fierce winds blew, and torrential rain poured. Despite the conditions, you were determined to keep going until ...

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