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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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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 […]

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Comfort Faith God's Nature Love

CRY BABIES — GOD’S FAVORITES

As a little child, I need to cry out to the Lord in my time of need! When is that? Oh, yeah, all the time! Little ones are so smart, I just love the little grandchildren. The older ones lose some of the inborn wisdom of the babies. Babies know that without mom they are […]

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Comfort Life Challange Mindfulness

Burnout-Normal For Caring Christians?

I’m wondering how do I get to the point of BURNOUT : For which cause I faint not; but though my outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. for my light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; […]

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Comfort Forgiveness Sin

Bitter At Myself ?

It is so painful when I see that my sinful choices have caused others pain and grief. It hurts even worse when, after I repent, they choose to stay bitter, destroying their own lives further. We may understand why they cling to bitterness because it feels, to them, that they are somehow making me pay […]

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Comfort Grace Humility

Blessings On The Little Guy

You And Me! (weak, untrained, troubled, ignored, etc.) Are you weak? Awesome, then join me in bringing God glory through our weakness. The Marines are looking for a few “good men”. God is looking for the weak–me and you! The Bible says that not many strong, not many wise in this world’s opinion, not many […]

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Comfort Grace

Pain: Chronic Unfixable

When I started in medicine many years ago, we were only able to relieve the depression and anxiety or chronic pain in about 40% of sufferers. However, we did much better in comforting and supporting the ones who couldn’t find relief in medication. Now we have much better % of people who find relief but […]