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Comfort God's Nature

HE LOVES ME IN THE LITTLE DETAILS

The truth: if I am faithful in small things then God will entrust to me the great riches, has one meaning but many applications: The Lord has been talking to me about noticing and appreciating and benefiting from the “little things” he does for me, being faithful to appreciate the little evidences of his love. […]

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Comfort God's Nature Relationships

GOOD GRIEF

So, what do you think? Is it OK for followers of Jesus to grieve and mourn? OK have you answered the question, or are you waiting to see what I say? Remember those in Thessalonica who were noble enough to think for themselves as well as open enough to listen? Well, Paul’s thoughts to them were Thessalonians […]

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Comfort God's Nature

GOD’S POWER IN LITTLE OL ME

Sometimes I feel so small, especially when I study the stars, and the problems around me are so huge that I wonder “why bother?” But God loves to use the small of this world to defeat the powerful. He can take a loaf of bread and multiply it. Unlike the Marines, God is not looking […]

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Comfort

VALLEYS

GOD IS ESPECIALLY THERE WITH ME I have been pondering God’s ways with me. (It takes a lot of pondering because even after 64 years as his child, my thoughts are not his thoughts and my ways are not his ways.) He seems to allow things into my life that, frankly, I would not choose. […]

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Comfort Joy

Glorious, Godly Glee

The joy of the Lord is my strength. A couple of weeks ago we had a young lady baptized at our church. She was so short that she almost floated when she tried to sink into the water. I think that she was about 7 years old. When the pastor asked her if she had […]

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Emergency Kit Mindfulness

Finally, Brethren, Think On These Things

I know that going round and round in my head on negatives eats up all my energy and leaves me depressed. Still, I keep finding myself doing it again. I yell at myself for doing it again, hoping that this would get me to quit, but it is like fighting quicksand, and only makes bad […]

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Comfort Faith

DON’T SWEAT THE BIG STUFF EITHER

A friend in Jesus writes. “I have been thinking a lot about this blog entry on Ecclesiastes 9:5-10. Since I read it. I’m confused about how to deal with my (many) addictions, my perfectionism, and my inability to trust a Heavenly Father after my earthly father sexually abused me. If, in the end, it DOESN’T […]

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DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF?

OK to sweat the big stuff? The truth is that I shouldn’t sweat anything, well maybe it is alright for me to sweat being obedient, sweat moving my body members according to a growing picture of God’s principles in action. Logically there should be no difference between tough tasks and easy tasks. If I am standing […]

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Uncategorized

DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF?

OK to sweat the big stuff? The truth is that I shouldn’t sweat anything, well maybe it is alright for me to sweat being obedient, sweat moving my body members according to a growing picture of God’s principles in action. Logically there should be no difference between tough tasks and easy tasks. If I am standing […]

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Christian Living Comfort Mindfulness

Delight In The Everyday

I knew two mothers. One quoted her daughter as saying, “My mother MAKES me do the dishes.” The second mother quoted her daughter as saying, “My mother LETS me do the dishes.” God wants me to delight in the mundane and routine. Like any good parent, if I whine about being bored, he suggests “go clean your […]