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DELIGHT IN THE LORD FIRST!

“Take delight in the Lord and he will give your heart’s desires.” — Psalm 37:4 When viewed in its proper context, this verse is truly liberating. If not, it has been the cause of much disappointment to those who claimed its promise but without understanding the...

HIS UNFAILING STRENGTH

“Be still and know that I am God.”  Psalm 46:10 Do you find yourself so caught up in the rush of living that you can scarcely remember what day it is? If so, there’s a lesson to learn from the prayer of an old country preacher: “Slow me down, Lord! Slow me down. Ease...

ATTACKED

“But take away his health, and he will surely curse you to your face!” Job 2:5 Health is wealth. And it’s precious, but is it all that matters in life? While health is at its peak, is life at its best? The greatest trial of all is when health is at stake. This was...

YOLO

Figuring out the text-messaging code can be daunting for us older folks. As an example of the generational disconnect, the following text exchange is reported to have taken place between a mother and her teenage son: Mom’s question to her son: “What does IDK TTYL...

BITTERSWEET

Three weeks into 2017, I was faced with the possibility of love, romance, and marriage.  I clung to it, not knowing that it would be the source of much grief and pain for many months to come.  In my impetuousness, I ran headlong into a relationship that was my...

THE UNKNOWN PLACE CALLED HEAVEN

    “For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.” John 6:38 Writing of heaven, C.S. Lewis wrote, “Has this world been so kind to you that you should live with regret? There are better things ahead than any we...

HOPING FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT

What's on your Christmas wish list this year? Is there one item in particular that you're hoping to receive? As you prepare for the gift-giving season, let's take the opportunity to remember the greatest Gift of all and our reason for hope. There are 3 reminders in...

50 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE FALLING IN LOVE

You like him. He likes you. Now what? Where do you go from here? Working through the nitty-gritty of a relationship can be exciting and confusing at the same time. How do you figure out if a guy is someone you want to spend the rest of your life with? Throughout the...

DO YOU DESPISE HIM?

When Jacob had cooked stew, Esau came in from the field and he was famished; and Esau said to Jacob, “Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished.” Therefore his name was called Edom. But Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.” Esau...

WHAT DOES YOUR FEAR REVEAL?

“A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, but they were frightened when they saw a man who had been demon-possessed, for he was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane.” — Mark 5:15 Knowing yourself sounds simple, until you come to your senses and realize you really...

3 THINGS THAT EVERY GIRL NEEDS

3 THINGS EVERY GIRL NEEDS Pretend someone came up to you and asked, “What are the three things people need most?” Most of us would probably answer food/water, clothing, and shelter. What if someone asked you about the basic needs necessary for emotional survival?...

LOVE THAT DOESN’T LET GO

2017 marked the tenth year of my singleness.  Of not being in a long-term relationship, or of even dating.  My friend remarked about my single status – it’s because you have high standards.  I disagreed.  My wish list for a partner is rather short, and kept to the...