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Fear: The Reason to be Fearless

Fearless in God's hand

When we keep listening attentively to the voice calling us the Beloved, it becomes possible to live our brokenness, not as a confirmation of our fear that we are worthless, but as an opportunity to purify and deepen the blessing that rests upon us…This explains why true joy can be experienced in the midst of […]

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Negotiating with a Tight-Fisted God: When God Holds Out On You

Negotiating with a Tight Fisted God

Seeing God through the lens of bad circumstances Last week I posted about viewing God as an open-handed God. This week I am thinking about the consequences of holding the contrasting view. Many people, even Christians, go through life negotiating with a tight-fisted God. “If I’m good, will you, God, agree to fix that painful part of my life?” Without even […]

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One Way to be Happy

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Do you wake up with a smile on your face? Eagerly anticipate your day? Look at the world with childlike glee? It is possible to learn to be happy or at least to learn to be happier. Chances are you already have everything you need.   God provides us with everything to enjoy. One Key to Being Happy: Choose to […]

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Why it is Good to be Between a Rock and a Hard Time

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Marble Canyon is a magical place nestled deep in the Canadian Rockies. It was closed to visitors until recently because a 2003 wildfire ravaged the mountaintops and valleys around it for miles on every side, burning the bridges that enabled access. Bleached tree skeletons stand pointing toward heaven, scarred witnesses of inferno.  In contrast, a […]

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