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Our Great God

Today a book written in the 1950s, which I first heard of in the early 1980s came to mind. That book is Your God is Too Small by J. B. Phillips. Every time I think of that title, I am … Continue reading

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Grief and Anger At God

As I grieve lately, I’ve noticed my anger at God has been minimal. After other deaths and deaths of dreams, I’ve raged at God, proclaiming by my attitude that I thought He was cruel and heartless. Yes, I’ve expressed anger … Continue reading

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Grief and Guilt

One of the hardest battles I’ve fought since hearing of my loved one’s death by suicide has been against guilt. Over and over should haves, could haves, and would haves whirl through my mind. “I should have realized the dark … Continue reading

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The Gift of Faith-filled Friends

“If your friends don’t work out, you gotta get them to work out…you’ve got to be the good influence. If you can’t influence them to be healthy, get new friends.” Those words were spoken by a fitness instructor on an … Continue reading

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Embracing God’s Will

Years ago when I first heard of Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family, I remember he spoke often of two kinds of children: the strong-willed child and the compliant child. In looking up the word strong-willed recently, here … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Giving Up

God loves it when we give up. We’ve all said, “I give up” when we feel frustrated. At those moments we want to quit jobs, marriages, or relationships with difficult people.  Or maybe our “I give up” attitude is over more simple things … Continue reading

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Turning Around My Thinking

I heard once that the maturity of a Christian can be determined by measuring the time span between when something bad happens and when you begin praising the Lord about that event. This saying came to mind recently as I … Continue reading

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