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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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5 Reasons to Keep Praying

Man Praying

In the midst of trial and tribulation, it can seem like your prayers are bouncing off the floors of heaven—never reaching the Maker, the One who can change the course of history. You pray, and pray, and pray and yet, despite your greatest prayer warrior efforts, nothing seems to change. ...

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Finding Hope in The Desert

And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of ...

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