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Our society desires strength.  We munch energy Bars and slurp Protein Shakes in the hopes of increasing stamina. Men and women both pump iron for hours at the gym to build their muscles. We often think of strength in the terms of inner character as well.  Strong women survive trials and tribulations.  Strong men never give up. But sometimes circumstances sap our strength and leave us winded regardless of how many energy bars… Read More

My breathless husband murmured, “I’m not going to the emergency room.” Should we refuse to listen to the doctor’s advice? Sometimes we are like this with God, “I’m not going to…” Fill in your own blank.  It may be an unwillingness to give financially, pray out loud, or invite people into your home. We may refuse to listen to God because we fear losing comfort. But if we refuse to listen to… Read More

On Father’s Day, I skipped church to go fishing with my husband.  While feeling incredibly guilty about not attending the local worship service, the musical chirps of the birds reminded me of a much larger worship service. That all of creation worships His name. So while I worshiped the Lord quietly in solitude. The lapping of the waves,  swaying of the reeds, and the shrieking of the circling hawk reminded me how… Read More