Tag Archives: God

The Unexpected Power of Thankfulness

There are things which are deceptively powerful. Those tiny air fresheners for cars are not for everyone. For most of my family, they are just too powerful for us to enjoy the scent. Yet, you can’t deny their affect! In … Continue reading

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What are you waiting for?

Have you decided to do something and after you did it asked, “Why did I wait so long?” It’s a common experience. It happens when we’ve delayed something out of convenience or fear. When we finally force ourselves to do … Continue reading

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Where Do I Go?

I fell the other day while skiing with my family. I just clobbered my shoulder. I might need rotator cuff surgery to repair what I injured. During the first week I had quite a bit of pain. How I responded … Continue reading

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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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