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Yesterday, in my morning devotions I read about God knowing our afflictions, based on the Lord saying to the Christians in Smyrna, “I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich!” (Revelation 2:9) and, then, this morning, I read about God knowing our love and faith, based on where He told the Christians at Thyatira, “I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first”(Revelation 2:19).
It's hard for me to separate what are my own plans and solutions from just surrendering to God's will. I think, at times, that maybe God always wants me to come up with solutions for myself, all by myself.
Maybe I'm wrong.
Maybe God really always wants to just work things out for us by…Continue
Last Thursday afternoon, it was sunny and clear and the temperature was much warmer than in previous days, rising towards the 60s from having been below freezing only a few nights earlier, and I decided to go into town to take care of some errands.
Since Thanksgiving, I’ve written six letters to one of my older brothers, who has chronic progressive liver disease…Continue
Last night, during TheNET praise and prayer meeting, when asked to share a praise, I found myself looking around helplessly, trying to think of something to say. I felt nervous, but, this morning, upon reflection, I realized there was more to it than just anxiety, as I was remembering having said, "A praise? So much is wrong. I don't know."
Yet, when they were gathering up prayer requests, I was able to share, fairly easily, three personal appeals for divine help.
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These days, a lot is being said about selfies and their possible links to narcissism, mental illness, even psychopathy, but actually, no matter what taking them and posting them might be really saying about us, good, bad, or ugly, selfies are nothing new in human behavior and the social environment.
Selfies have a long history.
A brief google search reveals that many artists have painted self portraits, not only modern artists, but ones who lived as long ago as the…
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Have you ever wondered how it's possible to be at peace and still enjoy things when there is so much suffering going on around you?
I remember always feeling this way, even to the point of wondering, when Dad was terminally ill, how could I possibly enjoy so much as just having a hot cup of coffee with a warm danish while someone so close to me was suffering?
I've always felt bad because others were feeling bad.
I suppose it's sympathy, but it means I suffer…
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