Tag Archives: God’s will

When things don’t go as expected

What do you do when things don’t go as expected? What do you do when your  world turns upside down, or maybe it’s just a slight change in plans, but it still throws you off your rhythm? Believe me, we … Continue reading

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For heaven’s sake

God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on … Continue reading

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Calling all angels

Don’t you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly? But if I did, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that describe what must happen now?” Matthew 26:53-54 Jesus spoke … Continue reading

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Go with the train

You are visible evidence of an invisible God. This is nothing short of a miraculous daily occurrence. It is also God’s plan for reaching the world with the message of the gospel of welcome, Grace Turned Outward. Don’t sell yourself … Continue reading

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‘Welcome to my world’ — God.

The sun throws itself across the entrance to Angels Stadium and dances on our happy faces. A dear friend’s gracious generosity has gifted us with excellent seats for the ball game. We have our red on. We’re ready. The weight … Continue reading

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Holy punctuation!

Never place a period where God has placed a comma. – Gracie Allen comma n. a punctuation mark indicating a pause between parts of a sentence, or dividing items in a list. period n. used at the end of a … Continue reading

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When the wind was anything but low

Ever since I woke up this morning, I’ve been singing, “And the wind was low, and He brought me to the water…,” a Chuck Girard song I quoted last week when I was writing about the Spirit of God. I … Continue reading

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Faith Hall of Fame

Step 8: Are looking closely at the lives of famous men and women of the Bible who turned out to be ordinary sinners like us. If you made a truly honest movie of the Bible, most of the Old Testament … Continue reading

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So how’s that going with your story?

This last weekend, my wife, Marti, attended the baby shower for our daughter-in-law, Elizabeth; we are about to become grandparents for the first time. For one of her gifts, Marti wrote a fairy tale, The Pigeon with the Ruby Collar, … Continue reading

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The world in a plastic bag

I am a man of a few pleasures. I once wrote a song “Simple Pleasures” that outlined some of the simple things I enjoyed in life. One of them I hadn’t realized until lately when it occurred to me how … Continue reading

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