So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. Ezekiel 37:10 Orphans aren’t changed through a new belief system. It’s a start but by itself, it only yields changed behavior. If you tell a child, “Don’t need me so much,” they …

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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.  Ecclesiastes 3:1 I’m not usually willing to make changes in my life until I’m thoroughly convinced that what I’m doing isn’t working. After hitting one brick wall after another, I’m finally open to allowing God to teach me a different …

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You’ve now become acquainted with all ten characteristics of the spiritual orphan.  Maybe you only related to one or two but I will tell you that this would be unusual.  Many check off more than a few and some even admit to having all ten.  With that realization usually comes panic.  “Is this hopeless?  Am …

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Comfort. An embrace when I’m crying. A listening ear when I have to talk something out. A soothing gentle ballad when my anxious heart needs to calm. A soft blanket and a cup of tea when I’ve had a hard day. All of these do something wonderful for my heart but each one is earthbound. Though they are tangible, they …

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Mollie, our golden retriever, came to us at 4 years old with a rough story.  Put out in a woman’s backyard, rarely brought in and poorly fed, she was a victim of the heat, cold, and severe weather.  Though we have certainly spoiled her in every possible way, she is a bottomless pit of need. …

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If I don’t know Jesus well and if I don’t see myself through the mirror of His Word, I won’t know my purpose.  I won’t know  my gifts.   I won’t discern my role in the kingdom.   The greatest tragedy is to miss knowing God, the whole purpose for which I was born.  The second is to …

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