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Unexceptional Presence

As we recently discussed in The Meaning of Suffering devotional, the painful events in our lives help strengthen us, help lead us, even...

The Meaning of Suffering

Almost since the beginning of time, we have wondered, pondered, contemplated, argued, and fought over this one question; "If God is good,...

Sheep and Goats Part Company

There are many sayings for dividing things that are commingled; the race of the tortoise and the hare, separation of church and state,...

Grumbling and Complaining Allowed

Well, to the right person, anyway. Alright, not just any person... someone who knows and understands you better than anyone else. But...

God Could Care Less...

...but, He doesn't. Sometimes your life may seem and feel like He cares very little for you; does not seem to be aware (or care) of the...

Joy Regardlessly

I am not a fan of Luck; it can go one of two ways. When you have a 'streak of bad luck', you don't know why; when you have a 'streak of...

Everyone Gets God; NOT

Now, not that everyone 'gets' Him, as-in understands; it's a 'gets' Him, as-in accepts. Both are actually very true statements, however...

When God Becomes Old Hat

No, it doesn't happen fast for you; He gradually gets less and less time with you; less and less attention; less and less communication...

If the Lord Doesn't Want To

Ever thought about that? The things the He doesn't want to do in your life, or even in the world in general. So often we're hoping He...

Broadminded and Resistant

Those two traits rarely exist in the same sentence, but our devotional for today encourages us to be broadminded, but retain an...

Surrender to Victory

I know, surrendering is typically considered defeat. Victory and winning are two different things, too. Too often in our lives, we win...

Pull Up a Chair

"Pull Up a Chair"... Now that's a phrase that just exudes, 'grab a spot, I've something you'll want to hear'. We seem to naturally do...

Inner Sense of Innocence

Oh, to be a child again, huh? Sure, we all have those thoughts on occasion... more and more frequently as we face toils, fears, anxieties...

His Path of Distraction

Sure, we're usually advised to pay attention, focus, and not be distracted when we're on a path, whether we are driving, cycling, or...

Put A Load On

I know, the actual phrase these days is, 'Take a Load Off', but even Jesus noted if/when you unburden your sin, guilt, and shame but do...

Wait For It...

In my life, I have been referred to as 'having the patience of Job', but there was a younger-years time in my life when I wanted 'now'...

Subjective Perspective

How I view things is quite different than most people. Not at all because I am special, mostly because I am taller than most people. I...

Close Your Eyes, You'll See

Yeah, closing your eyes seems like the last thing you'd do to see, but we must always remember that we '...look through a glass darkly,...

When Good Enough Ain't

I dislike being the recipient of shoddy work, or buying a tool or a product for the second time because the first one failed, or even...

The Gain of Loss

We don't set out to lose our souls, in fact we are born with our being in a 'lost' state, or 'lost' realm... a disconnect, if you will....

Thwarting God

No, we should not plan to thwart God, we should not set out to undermine His will, His leading, even His calling (on you, or others)....

Quiet Trusting Baby Steps

Not sure about you, but sometimes I find it hard to start something or commit to something when I think/feel there are too many steps,...

Waiting for Happiness

Yea... sounds kind of dumb to 'wait' for happiness, peace, serenity, even just simple 'ole "sadlessness", but too often that is actually...

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