Tag Archives: perseverance

The Substance of Faith

Paul was going crazy not knowing how the new believers at Thessalonica were doing. He had been forced to flee by night after the Jews had stirred up a mob and set the city in an uproar over Paul’s convincing … Continue reading

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Beyond All Comparison

Honestly, do the math and it doesn’t seem to add up. Afflicted in every way + Perplexed + Persecuted + Struck down + Bodies so beat up they look more and more like Jesus’ when He died . . . … Continue reading

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But You Said

You know he had to be thinking, “This was a mistake!” Sure, after 20 years it was time to return to the land of his fathers and get away from crazy uncle Laban– God said so (Gen. 31:3). So Jacob … Continue reading

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Mucking the Stalls

I know nothing of what it’s like to own an ox, but I have been around someone who owns a horse. And while riding those beasts might be fun and games (ok, and sometimes a lot of work), it’s a … Continue reading

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Remember

Sometimes, when the going gets tough, it’s tough to get going. Pressure mounts and paralysis sets in. What began with enthusiasm, becomes a constant source of exhaustion. The prize once set before you, now seems beyond your grasp and you … Continue reading

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In Due Season

Ask me about the law of the harvest and I’m pretty quick to respond, “You reap what you sow” (Gal. 6:7). Not going to get carrots from flower seed. Don’t count on cherries if all you’ve planted in the orchard … Continue reading

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The Devil Left

What a week! Monday started out with great plans for the day which were never realized. And now it’s Friday already and I feel like maybe our feet are somewhat back underneath us. Forty-eight hours in the hospital with very … Continue reading

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