Archive | Trusting God

Taking the Good with the Bad

Today’s Truth “And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone, (1 Thessalonians 5:14 NIV). Friend To Friend As I sat on my screened-in porch early one Spring morning, I was taken aback with the beauty surrounding me.  A layer of mist rose from […]

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Faith in the Storm part 2

Today’s Truth “All the ways of the LORD are lovingand faithful” (Psalm 25:10 NIV). Friend to Friend Sometimes when I gaze at the Jaynes family portraits of three smiling faces, I can almost see a shadow of a fourth.  For there are four of us and one day – our picture will be complete. “Steve, […]

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Faith in the Storm

Today’s Truth “‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV). Friend To Friend The most difficult times to continue believing the promises of God are during the storms of life […]

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The Great I AM

Today’s Truth “Then God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14 NIV). Friend To Friend One day, I was talking to a friend of mine on the phone. Her four-year-old daughter, Hope, who was supposed […]

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Unshakable Confidence

Today’s’ Truth “I will never leave you or forsake you” ( Friend To Friend She was among an eager group of four-year-old children crowded around my feet as I taught their Sunday school lesson. I was the teacher and they were the students – or at least that is how it started out. The pint-sized […]

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God Sense vs Common Sense

Today’s Truth  “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple” (Psalm 19:7 NIV).  Friend to Friend  Sitting in my backyard, I love to listen to the sounds of all God’s critters: birds, crickets, frogs, katydids, woodpeckers, and most of all – children.  […]

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