Category Archives: Faith during hard times

Praying for Friends and Family

I have many friends who serve in the medical field and in ministry in one capacity or another.  They have all been on my heart this past week.  I know the last 18 months or so have not been easy … Continue reading

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I spent the past week preparing for a couple of memorial services.  Please pray for the families of these individuals.  In preparation for the services, I looked over some old songs and poems I had written.  Here is one that … Continue reading

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Jesus Comforts and Confronts Us

Each week I get to lead a Bible study with some young children.  Generally, we take turns reading some scriptures, reading a reflection on those scriptures and then sharing our thoughts on what we have read.  The theme of the … Continue reading

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Build Upon the Rock

In chapel this week, we looked at a passage from Matthew.  In Matthew 7:24 – 27, Jesus tells a story about two kinds of people.  He speaks of one person who built their house on the sand and another who … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Reflection

I love pictures of a calm, serene lake reflecting the beautiful and majestic scenery that surrounds it.  In such pictures, the calmer the water, the more beautiful the reflection.  I believe the same principle holds true for us spiritually.  The … Continue reading

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Do Your Best

My dad used to always encourage me to do my best.  He would say, “Son, if you are playing a basketball game and you don’t leave the game with at least three fouls, you probably didn’t play hard enough.  You … Continue reading

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Who Do You Trust?

In this world, it can be so easy for us to place our faith, our trust, our hope on the things of this world.  Because we have been raised in this world and conditioned by it, we can easily become … Continue reading

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He Will Direct Your Path

Anytime you face a change of plans or a fork in the road on life’s journey, here is a great Bible verse to keep in mind: Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on … Continue reading

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A Refuge During the Storm

One day last week, a severe thunderstorm passed through our area.  Our little dogs usually handle those things okay but this time the lightning was really loud and really close and the thunder was booming.  I was busy working and … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July

I hope you have a happy and safe Fourth of July! As I write this morning, it seems that as a country, we are in yet another season where we need to be able to endure and overcome some difficult … Continue reading

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