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Do you know a woman whose co-workers exclude her? Or you observe her adversaries snickering behind her back? You suspect she might be lonely, and you think you heard her cry in the bathroom when she thought she was alone. Gossip flies through the office like bees swarming from a hive. Are the stories truth […]

October 12, 2021

October 11, 2021

While I was teaching a fifth-grade class, God used Austin to remind me that God would always help me. I was waiting for an important text — one that concerned an issue I’d been praying about for a year. My phone was visible, and I glanced at it when it vibrated. When I read the […]

Have you heard about those relationship sites on the Internet where people can specify the kind of companionship they’re seeking? What David wrote about in Psalm 141 in ten verses would sound like one of these advertisements. Man Seeking Someone to: Listen to me, help me spurn sin, defend my actions, assist in guarding my […]

August 2, 2021

July 28, 2021

Why do we love David and the many Psalms he wrote? They address nearly every topic important to us: friendship, hope, fear, trust, anger, depression, suffering, strength, obedience, and so much more. But one of the most important topics was a call to action for many of us. David’s habit of praise, worship, and thanksgiving […]

“Why does it do that, Daddy?” With pure curiosity the child asks his father for an explanation. Unafraid, and confident. Fully trusting. Do we approach our heavenly Father with the same confidence? When I was younger, approaching God was foreign to me. In my mind, more important people, mostly preachers and missionaries, were first in […]

July 21, 2021

July 9, 2021

If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s change. The changing seasons bring outstanding beauty and fresh opportunity. Technology changes the way we communicate, what we see, and how doctors treat our illnesses. Fashion trends and hairstyles evolve. Our health changes. Our skin reveals the decades with wrinkles and age spots. Family meals change […]

Picture yourself on a beach at sunrise. Pink, yellow, orange, and purple blend across the sky. The ocean is calm, its surface like shiny glass as the sun’s rays reflect on it. Your eyes look to the never-ending horizon, and you wonder what is on the other side. You glance to your right. People walk […]

July 9, 2021

July 1, 2021

When I was in the fourth grade and living in Livermore, California, I walked home from school. My neighborhood was small and the route I took was safe, but I was afraid of dogs. So, I walked very quickly past homes with dogs, repeating the phrase, “I will not fear,” until I was safely in […]

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