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“Take this cup from me”–When God Says No

The night before what would become known as Good Friday, Christ was so upset that he sweat blood (Luke 22:44).  He knew what the following day held for him, and that it would start in only a matter of hours when Judas betrayed him with a kiss. And in Christ’s ...

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The Blessings Of Waiting On God’s Best

My cat is a thinker.  She understands a lot of words and gestures.  I have even seen her reasoning to solve a problem.  For example, when she spies a stray cat slinking towards the side of the house, she knows that if she runs to the window on that side ...

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Do You Struggle With Contentment?

I admit, finding contentment has not come easily for me. I had certain desires and expectations for my life, and when those did not come to pass; I began to struggle with contentment. If you are a planner or organizer like me, you already have your entire life mapped out ...

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Lining Up Expectations with Scripture

The forecast for today:  102 degrees.  A transplant to the south, the heat is something I have to prepare myself for.  The forecast helps me; I know what to expect and plan accordingly.  Not every expectation works out quite so well.  Plans go awry, wishes aren’t always fulfilled, and more ...

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Where to Find Real Happiness

I don’t think there is anything more unappealing to me than ungratefulness.  There’s an image that has been floating around Facebook for some time–it’s a skeleton of a child, much too malnourished to live long, his mother giving him a drop, a single drop, of water.  None of us have it that bad. More gumption ...

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