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Recognizing Faithfulness When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

Recognizing Faithfulness When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

I’m a sister. Protective (and maybe a little bossy) describes me. I feel a kinship with Martha and Mary. Their brother Lazarus was sick, and he needed his dear friend, Jesus. The sisters sent word for Him to come. They waited. And waited. And waited. By the time Jesus arrived in Bethany to help, they had sat at the sick bed and then the death bed of their brother for several days. Talk about life…

Discovering Peace When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

Discovering Peace When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

I had a thousand questions, but most could be summed up in two words, “Why? How?” My life had settled into a comfortable flow, like a lazy river, gently swirling around in an expected path. Then my lazy river started churning like the Mississippi River after spring thaw. During tumultuous times, we feel discombobulated. As Christians, we know God is always watching, providing, and helping us course-correct. But sometimes, we wonder why the Holy Spirit…

How are You Defining Victory?

How are You Defining Victory?

“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” 1 John 4:4 (NLT) Do you feel victorious? Most days, I do. Most days, I grasp the beautiful reality that spiritually, Jesus has won the battle over good and evil. Part of our inheritance from our Abba Father is this assured…