Jesus Loves Me?

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After spending several days stuck at home due to weather, I decided to venture out yesterday morning to work at Starbucks.  My goal was to finish editing a Bible curriculum I was contracted to write, so I found a spot in the coffee shop, spread out pages of lesson plans next to my open Bible, and got started. At one … Read More

Proceed with Caution

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My aunt and uncle recently had a cabin built on their property, and David and I had the chance to see it for the first time when we were in Ohio this past weekend.  Although the cabin isn’t far from the main house, getting to it proved to be an exceptional challenge in the bitter winter weather.  Snow covered the … Read More

When God Seems Uninvolved

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The book of Habakkuk provides an inside look at the author’s struggles with God.  Contrary to the typical format of prophetic literature, Habakkuk approached God on behalf of the people instead of speaking to the people on behalf of God.  In his raw, vulnerable prayers, Habakkuk expressed frustration with God’s alleged inactivity. Twice in the opening chapter, Habakkuk accused God … Read More

God Can’t?

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Contemplating the powerful ability of God is a comforting practice in the life of the Christian.  It’s hard to comprehend, let alone articulate, the mind-blowing peace of God which guards us as we redirect our attention from our circumstances to the One who is sovereign over them (Philippians 4:6-7). Pause for a moment and consider what our God is able to … Read More