When God Makes Our Enemies Fear Us

For by You I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall.  Psalm 18:29 How does God protect us if we are His child? He nudges us to take a different route, buy a different house, even make a different friend. He’ll send angels to stand guard to […]

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The Tip Of The Sword

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 The point of a sword is sharp and it’s meant to penetrate a target.  It is […]

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I’m Never Sorry I Trusted Him

When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O Lord.  Psalm 119:52 On a bad day, it’s hard to believe that God is working behind the scenes and is as faithful as He promised.  I must take my narrow lens that focuses on this moment and widen it to include the […]

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Thorns of Worry

Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. Matthew 13:7, 22  Georgia is my home and though I’m a New England […]

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When Scripture Is Dull

Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.  Psalm 119:143 When a person hears bad news, he often loses his appetite.  He feels sick to his stomach and what once appealed to his senses holds little value.  Friends and family encourage him to eat something to keep up his strength.  […]

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No Matter Where, No Matter What

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:39 The love of a husband […]

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Can God Be Ashamed Of Me?

They [strangers and aliens] desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.  Hebrews 11:16 Shame is a powerful catalyst.  Volumes of books have been written about it.  Countless hours of counseling have been dedicated to those […]

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The Many Chambers of a Refuge

Come, my people, enter your inner rooms, and lock your doors behind you.  Hide for just a brief moment until the indignation passes over.  Isaiah 26:20 When I am outside the safety of my home, there will be exposure and, oftentimes, danger.  I’ve been out walking when a thunderstorm comes out of nowhere.  There was […]

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If They Could Only See Jesus In Me, Then . . .

But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him. John 12:37  My husband, Ron, is a seasoned Bible teacher. At the conclusion of almost every lesson, he prays for everyone before they leave. “Lord, help others see Jesus in us this week.” Now, he’s praying this with […]

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A Garment And Wings

He asked her, “Who are you?” She answered, “I’m only Ruth, your servant. Spread the edge of your garment over your servant, because you are my related redeemer.”  Ruth 3:9 God never meant for any of us to live in the center of tragedy.  It goes against the very reason we were created; to worship […]

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