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The Power of Praise 

We have often heard it said, preached from the pulpit, sung about, etc., that we are supposed to praise God in the midst of our troubles. After all, isn't it a Biblical concept? "We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us...

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The many types of trees in the world can be simplistically placed into two categories: evergreens, which keep their leaves or needles all year long; and deciduous, which lose their leaves in the fall and do not put on new leaves again until the spring. What does this...

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The Tough Spots

One of my husband's new favorite things to do is to hike. I say "new" because there aren't any mountains in the coastal town of Belgium where he grew up. Besides, he is legally blind in one eye and as a result, has very poor depth perception. This makes walking over...

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Help! My Life is WAY too Busy!

Have you asked a friend lately, "How are you?" Their answer is usually something like "Busy; I'm so, so busy." That might be your answer, too. I know mine could be as well. We're all ridiculously busy. Strange though, a group of quails taught me just how crazy that...

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Come up to Higher Ground

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30) Often, as I...

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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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Strong and Resilient

"Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong." (Ephesians 3:1 NLT) "Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him." (Colossians 2:7 NLT) When the rains subsided and the sun peeked out, roots of the mangroves were clearly...

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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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