Category Archives: Christian life

Don’t Wait for a Calamity to Seek God

My amazon order arrived in a brown cardboard box with crumpled newspapers used as packing filler instead of the plastic bubbles they usually use.  Curiosity forced me to check what newspaper lay wadded up and stuffed into my box.  Pensacola … Continue reading

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Ann Voskamp — “Why God Doesn’t Heal People We Love? [Brutally] Honest Psalms #3”

A blog I follow ->  Ann Voskamp <annvoskamp@aholyexperience.com>   <-  is unique, healing, intuitive, instructive, and just plain beautiful. Today’s post brings special meaning to me.  Sometimes I feel like God replicates Job’s life in mine.  While my family is torn … Continue reading

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Seven Biblical Reasons Why Singing Matters

Steve Rebus reblogged this post from Dr. Peter Cockrell — and I am reposting. Have you ever wondered why God desires for his people to sing? What role should singing play in the life of a Christian? What is it … Continue reading

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God Meets Us In Our Desert

Last week before going to bed, I read some Facebook posts of people with whom I no longer have regular contact.  I found what I read to be upsetting.  Then I had even more disturbing dreams about these people.  I … Continue reading

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Can Brokenness Bring Blessedness?

Recently, I read two books on the conjunction of brokenness and blessedness.  First, Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way: a daring path into the abundant life.  She points out that blessings can be found within our brokenness.  Everyone eventually suffers pain … Continue reading

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Gratitude List

      A – Apple computers; Astronomy; Ancestors B – Birds; Bible C – Car that works; Chocolate labs; Chautauqua Institution; Christmas D – Dog as faithful companion E – Energy, enough to accomplish what I want to do F … Continue reading

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To Lent or Not to Lent?

I grew up in a Baptist tradition which did not recognize Lent. After all, “Lent” is not a Biblical term and Baptists try to remain true to the Word of God. Who made it up and what does it mean? … Continue reading

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