Tag Archive: perseverance

Jul 01 2015

Psalm 2: Hope in the Midst of Injustice

Psalm 2:10-12 the final answer to injustice

Terrorists murder and maim. Con artists bilk the elderly. The rich exploit the poor. Abusers scar children. The promiscuous mock the chaste. Liars lock the innocent behind bars. Those who’ve sworn to uphold justice overturn it.

What is our hope in the midst of injustice? Psalm 2 tells us.

It’s a psalm originally composed for …

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Mar 11 2015

Fight Fear with Truth

2 Corinthians 10:5 is about knowing truth

When you’re facing fear or confronting doubt, one of the best tools at your disposal is what I call a truth journal.

A truth journal is a piece of paper or a section in a spiral notebook or journal in which you write truth statements that you need rooted in your heart. The truth journal supports you …

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Aug 13 2014

How to Switch on Spiritual Habits

Bibles and pens for spiritual habits

Many Christians with great intentions set goals for starting new spiritual habits, such as reading through the Bible, having a regular prayer time, or developing faith conversation skills. But real life often waylays our plans, dumping a bag load of discouragement on our backs that makes it hard to stand up and try again.

I’ve been …

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May 21 2013

Weaknesses & Learning to Walk

A father helping a baby take his first step

Seeing the heavenly Father’s patience with our weaknesses isn’t always easy.

Years ago a young man barely out of high school asked me how he could know God still loved him despite his repeated failings.

People had told him God is a loving and patient Father who forgives sin, and had given him many verses, …

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Jan 31 2013

Make Room to Grow

Stunted lettuce heads grow among amaryllis bulbs

Last spring I decided to grow lettuce because I was tired of tossing bags of limp leaves from the refrigerator when I was hoping to make a salad or sandwich wrap.

I knew I’d have to use clay pots near our house since rabbits would devour lettuce farther away, so I checked how many I …

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Jan 22 2013

The Complaining Fast

Complaining needs mattock

The first sunny Saturday after two weeks of rain, I donned blue gardening gloves, grabbed  weeding fork and  pronged hoe, and headed to the backyard. I found the variegated nasturtiums I’d sown around the now gone summer annuals had sprouted nicely, but so had clumps of dark red oxalis, thick sprigs of mint, and sprays …

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