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Paul Smyth

Waiting on God

Are you waiting on the Lord? Perhaps you've been praying feverishly amidst a troubling circumstance in your life, and so far God has remained silent. Maybe through a volley of tears with arms lifted high, you've asked in faith for God to provide physical healing, a...

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Coffee and Blue Jays

Admittedly, it's not always easy to be thankful when you're in the thick of life's obstacles. There are times when giving thanks is the last thing we feel like doing. But let me suggest to you that it's at those times of intense struggle, nagging worry, crippling...

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prayers off the Ceiling 

I'd like to start by asking you a question. This is more to assure myself that I'm not alone in the pursuit of a picture-perfect prayer life. So here it is... Do you ever wonder if your prayers simply bounce off the ceiling? Or maybe God's wearing 'prayer cancelling...

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Encountering Jesus

When I was a little boy, I remember sitting patiently in church with my parents. At the end of the service, the pastor would dismiss the congregation with a benediction. It was from Numbers 6: 24-26, and it goes like this: "The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord...

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God is Awake when you Are

Lately it seems I've been waking up far too early for my liking. In the early morning hours it can be a mite lonely, and the funny thing is I've never been an early riser. This morning my eyes opened before the sun came up, this time in part to my wife's cell phone...

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