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Friendship

Reading: Romans 8:14-17 When we don’t socialize with certain people daily, it’s easy to assume the reason is we have nothing in common with one another. That may not always be the case, especially for those who may be members of our church’s congregation. Sharing our testimonies, doubts, answered prayers, and faith should reveal our commonality in Jesus Christ, regardless of how different we may seem from other Christians. Our Lord and Savior is enough to bring two strangers together with the bonds of friendship, and even closer as Jesus Himself said that whoever does God’s will is His family …

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When You Seek Him

In those days when you pray I will listen.  If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.  Jeremiah 29:12-13   Over two decades ago my husband, Jay, landed in the hospital due to a severe depressive episode. This storm arrived like a tornado and was the beginning of a troublesome, lonely and often chaotic journey for our family – it was no picnic.  While we were raising three young boys the search for effective treatment was exhaustive. Finding support and medical resources would often leave me feeling angry, weary, frightened all while unsure where to turn. I believed …

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Apart From the Lord

I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord: apart from you I have no good thing.” Psalm 16:2   (NIV) It has been two weeks since I returned from the mission field, a place where my relationship with God is always heightened and I can honestly say is the center of each day.  Several days after returning I realized the busyness of re-entry from the mission field had minimized the amount of time I was spending quietly before God. How I missed the authenticity of that time. David acknowledged the value of being unified with God.  Separated from God, David …