Category: Hardships

Navigating Life

               We all know that sin is out of the question.  When we find ourselves with two choices and one of them is sin, the sinful choice will always be outside of God’s will.  The confusion and dilemmas come at

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The God who Sustains Me

I have two people come into my office today, both going through an immensely painful period in their life.  They are overwhelmed with sadness and confusion.  The don’t understand why things have happened to them and why God has allowed

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How to deal with People who don’t like You

Jesus loved perfectly, nevertheless, He was hated, despised, rejected, mocked, beaten, and crucified.  God used this suffering to put Jesus in a place of choice.  He could choose to endure the pain or He could have called ten thousand angels

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His Peace is IN the storm!

He knew.  Jesus knew what was to come.  As He gathered together with his disciples for that last night together celebrating the Passover meal together, He tried to prepare them for what was to come.  He was warning them of

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Forget the Former Things

“Forget the former things” (Isaiah 43:18). There are so many things in my life that I want to forget.  There are things that sadden my heart to think that I did what I did or said what I said.  There

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On the Third Day

Matthew 20:17-19 Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, 18 “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief

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God is SOOOO Backward!

The Bible says that God’s ways are higher than ours.  I suppose that is true, but it does not feel like His ways are too high for me to reach, but too backward to understand.  God makes this huge promise

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Sent in Peace!

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. (NIV) John 20:21-23 When the Lord sent out Christ

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MLK’s Successful Movement and Today’s Failed Attempts

I think before I go too far, it is important to note that I am not an expert on Martin Luther King.  I am speaking today simply from the knowledge I have acquired about his movement of non-violence.  Though he

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Enduring the Darkness

One of my favorite Scriptures and perhaps yours is Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you’ says the Lord, ‘to prosper you and to give you a future.”  My heart jumps when I let that sink

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