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God Bears Our Burdens

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, the God who is our salvation.” (Psalm 68:19 NASB) A skit performed at my grandmother’s church on Good Friday, delivered a message that impacted me deeply. After the pastor’s message, two well known ladies in the church seated themselves at a small table next to the pulpit with coffee mugs in ...

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God of Second Chances

“Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.” (Psalm 119:175 NIV) Our God is a God of second chances and that fact was never more real to me than one summer afternoon. In a single moment, I decided carelessly to jump in a pool. My swimming skills were lacking. A nanosecond after I hit ...

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real devo: good out of bad

I’ve never been a huge fan of change. Maybe because when I was little, it seemed that change only brought bad things. Change brought stressful jobs to my dad. Change moved me away from my best friends. Change was a little bit scary. And change hurt. Then I grew up (not necessarily matured, just sayin’,) and realized that change could ...

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The God Who Bears Our Burdens

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, the God who is our salvation.” (Psalm 68:19 NIV1984) A skit was performed at my grandmother’s church on Good Friday that deeply impacted me. After the pastor’s message, two well known ladies In the church seated themselves next to the pulpit, at a small table with coffee mugs in their hands, ...

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An Etch-A-Sketch Life

Life is like an Etch-A-Sketch. No, really; bear with me here for a moment. It takes a lot of skill and patience to create something beautiful, and even one little mistake can ruin the whole picture. Think about it. Say a young child is trying hard to draw a picture on an etch-a-sketch. No matter how hard he tries, he ...

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