In your spiritual experience, do you consider yourself more as a slave to religion, or as a friend of God?
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We expect to see God in beauty, praise, and joy. We expect to see God in light. But what happens when all we see is darkness?
Continue reading “The Voice from the Heart of Darkness”
I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief! (Mark 9:24, NIV).
Continue reading “Hope for Those with Small Faith”
Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid” (Matthew 14:27, NIV).
Continue reading “The Storms We Make For Ourselves”
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful (Colossians 4:2, NIV).
It’s not easy to understand forgiveness, let alone accept it and give it to others ourselves. And if we struggle to grasp human forgiveness, how much more do we struggle to understand how God forgives, because God is not like us.
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I was kindergarten age when I began smoking. I would pick up cigarette ends and smoke them just for fun. It was probably because of the lack of love I received as a child.