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Happy Memories from Bad Experiences “Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God” (Philippians 1:3 NLT). I love the encouragement found in the book of Philippians. One of the reasons Paul wrote this book was to thank the church at Philippi for their help. He writes, “I
Evangelism Begins With Discernment “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a
Obstacles to Joy “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 NIV). We all have stress and anxiety. These are obstacles to the happiness that we all seek. I think
Confronting our Confrontations “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up” (Proverbs 12:25 NIV) Our words will invariably hurt somebody’s feelings and cause pain. Proverbs 18:21 teaches us, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Our words can be used to share the Good
What Can Grasshoppers and Mustard Seeds Teach Us About Fear? “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” (Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV). Fear is our natural response to physical or emotional danger.
Defeating Evil ”Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’ Then the devil left Him, and angels came and attended Him (Matthew 4:10-11 NIV). I find it troubling that many Christians do not believe in the existence of
Finding Clarity in a World of Confusion “Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters—a pathway no one knew was there!” (Psalm 77:19 NLT). I think many of dislike to be in “limbo.” We want to know where we stand. We seek clarity. Perhaps at no time
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“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” (James 1:2-4 NIV).