WHAT I MUST DO TO MAKE IT For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope.  Romans 15:4            Are you in a place of hopelessness?  Life has temporarily come apart.  You are exhausted and have no more fight to …

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THE RUB OF COHABITATION All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies.  Psalm 119:118      In the process of refining silver, the dross and the pure silver must co-habitate.  It is at the end that the dross is isolated and removed.  Though I am called to mingle with others for a …

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WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS Ephraim feeds on the wind, and pursues the east wind continually.  Hosea 12:1             The ‘east wind’ in all countries, is a parching, injurious wind.  What does it mean that God’s people are pursuing and feeding on a wind that is self-destructive?  They make alliances that are bad for …

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AN INFRASTRUCTURE OF SECURITY Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.  Psalm 119:142             It’s tough not knowing where you stand with someone you love.  Even tougher with someone you need.  If that person’s values have never been made clear, if their personality is hidden, then the relationship flounders.             If God …

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