Tag Archives: God

How Can I Have Courage?

Fear does crazy things to us. It changes how we look at the world around us. It’s like we develop tunnel vision. We only see two things: the thing we fear and a means of escape. We lose sight of … Continue reading

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Fear, Good or Bad?

Let’s think today about something we probably try to avoid thinking about: fear. We try to avoid thinking about it because of the other words we associate with it: scared, frightened, trembling, cowardly, etc. These words to be sure are … Continue reading

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The Myth of Security (Part 1)

Storms. Here in central Iowa we have had plenty of them lately. It doesn’t matter if it is wind, rain, hail, or flood waters, they all surprise us with their power. It doesn’t even really matter how often it happens, … Continue reading

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The Secret of Humility

I hate just listing a group of verses, but I think that this time it’s necessary. Why? I believeĀ I need to list them because we struggle with actually believing what God has said. Sure, we nod our head and say, … Continue reading

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The Protection of Living by Grace

  As we have been studying Galatians in worship at church, I have been really wrestling with the question of living by grace. As a Christian I am very familiar with being saved by grace. The question I often have, … Continue reading

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Won’t Get What I Want

Have you ever thought about what you want from God? I know that I have. I know that I have little right to tell God to do things for me, but I also know that God’s Word tells me that … Continue reading

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Softening a Hard Heart

I’m pretty sure that no one wakes up and says, “I want to have a callous heart.” Nor do they say, “I want to rebel against the good that God has planned for me.” Yet, we’ve all done it. How … Continue reading

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