When love loses

Our beautiful Bible is rich with insights into humanity and its relationship to the Lord we worship. However, some passages interrupt our reading and can be quite disturbing. As we live amongst our culture, we have ideals that are driven into our minds and hearts that are, in some cases, horribly antithetical to Scriptural revelation. …

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Gaslighting in the Garden

The term "gaslighting" is painfully familiar to some, generally because they've stumbled upon it when it was too late. It is succinctly defined as "to manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity." Often those who recognize that this so-called "crazy making" is what they're experiencing in a toxic relationship have become so …

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The Valley of Vitality

When considering the ebb and flow of our lives, we sometimes refer to these phases as peaks and valleys. Not one is immune to this experience, regardless of our status before God. One day, we're on the mountain, looking at life in a majestic manner; however, as soon as a second can pass, our perspective …

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Jesus in Job

Most, if not all, Bible loving Christians know that each and every passage of Scripture points us to the coming Christ. The arrows are a many and they all shoot towards the most wondrous work that God accomplished through the life and work of Jesus Christ. As I read through Job this time, I saw …

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Naked and unafraid

When we hear, or ask ourselves, the daunting question of why God permits evil and suffering in the lives of believers, our response tends to be indirect. We can act as though our Lord needs us to make excuses for Him and the way He chooses to ordain His creation. Or, our blubbering responses are …

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The vision is His

One of the joys God gives those who are seeking Him through His Word is when he repeats profound direction for us to see and recognize the wisdom only He can bestow on our hearts. Case in point: the Lord will do what is good in his eyes. This phrase is repeated three times, in …

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Wanting too little

It's been close to a year since I've written a blog post. At the prompting of my most faithful reader, I begin again. The past twelve months have proven to me that sanctification is truly a journey on the road to glorification. God has held me close and has kept His promises to be my …

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