Category Archives: Inspiration

Bruised, Not Broken

Reeds are tall grass-like plants that typically grow in wet places. They have long, flat, broad leaves with hollow stems. Why am a talking about reeds? In the book of Isaiah, the prophet talks about the One who is to … Continue reading

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A Meeting in the Air

No. I’m not talking about a meeting on an airplane or in outer space. Today, let’s talk about that curious day when in one swift swoop, all believers in Jesus will be swept up to meet Him in the air. … Continue reading

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Just Pray

When my son was a toddler, he would thank God for whatever was on his highchair tray. One particular meal brought giggles when he prayed before his food was dished up, “Thank You for my spoon and fork.”  The apostle Paul included … Continue reading

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Watch Your Step!

I enjoy a little hiking, but if you know me, you know I don’t want the path to be too rugged, too steep, or too long. Can anyone relate? On one trail that tended to remain muddy after rain or … Continue reading

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Experiencing the ‘God Who Sees Me’

Hagar was an Egyptian maidservant, the property of Abraham and Sarah. When Sarah requested that Hagar sleep with her husband, Abraham, in order to create an heir, we assume that put Hagar in a fairly awkward situation. But actually, in … Continue reading

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Wise Men Still Seek Him

Did you notice the three ‘Wise Men’ or ‘Magi’ at Christmas? Even though popular art often includes them in the manger scene with baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, they actually didn’t show up till about one to two years later. … Continue reading

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Delivered on Christmas

What special gifts do you think you will receive this Christmas? What will be inside those packages wrapped in holiday paper, topped with ribbons and bows, or gracefully placed in a gift bag gushing with tissue paper? In one of … Continue reading

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Unseen

In Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, He provided instructions for Christian living. Jesus used the religious leaders of that day as an example of how not to act. When giving to the needy, these leaders, or Pharisees, would announce … Continue reading

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Give and Take

The English language is a curious thing. Look at the word ‘take’ for instance. We can ‘take a seat,’ ‘take a stand,’ ‘take a bow,’ ‘take a photo,’ ‘take the blame,’ and ‘take a temperature,’ but we really aren’t physically … Continue reading

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Thankful for Surprises

Stop and think back. Can you identity events or circumstances where God truly surprised you? Just, out of the blue, something totally unexpected occurred? If you hang around Jesus long enough, it’s bound to happen. Once, Jesus and His disciples … Continue reading

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