Category Archives: Testimonies

Pray, Pray Pray!

My habit of prayer had been irregular at best most of my life. I prayed when I was afraid, when I wanted something, and when I was guilty. I almost never prayed thanks unless I thought a prayer for rescue … Continue reading

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The Example of Jacob

Today I am reminded of a time when I asked my daughter why Jacob, who deceived his father in order to inherit what was rightfully the blessing of his older brother Esau, was chosen and used by God as such … Continue reading

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Sharing the Faith

The Apostle Paul wrote “I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.” (Philemon 1:6, NIV) I’ve confessed in the past how … Continue reading

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Welcome the Storm

One of the great reassurances I have is that God does not arbitrarily mess with our lives just to see what happens. Rather, he places obstacles in our path to help us see where our faith is; he shapes the … Continue reading

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He Listens

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 I’m more than two years into my journey of becoming closer to God, and although I’m certainly closer … Continue reading

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A Tall Order

Let’s absorb this great verse, Colossians 3:12-13, “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has … Continue reading

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Raging Water

I really like sermons that are based on action stories in the Bible, stories that seem improbable and miraculous but which have a deeper meaning waiting to be revealed. Recently I enjoyed such a sermon. It was about the crossing of … Continue reading

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Until it Hurts

One of the things that perplexes me when I read the Bible is I often don’t know what to take literally or simply as an illustrative parable. Just recently while reading Luke I pondered the story of the rich ruler … Continue reading

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The Pit and the Rock

 Much of my Bible reading leads to self-examination, a time to consider the ways of my youth, make a list of my transgressions so that I might go about righting them, and make decisions about how I’m going to … Continue reading

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A Perfect Church

An interesting thing about Ruth of the famous love story of the Bible is that she was dark skinned. That being the case, the Ruth-Boaz marriage was an interracial one. I wonder why there is never any mention of that … Continue reading

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