Category Archives: Adversity

Something to Consider When Troubles Come Your Way

You have to love Gideon. As he lived in a time when God seemed to be a million miles from Israel, and as he dealt each day with the fallout from that situation, he became a realist. And as a … Continue reading

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A Time to Fight; A Time to Cease Fighting

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; (Deuteronomy 30:19, N.K.J.V.) A knight rode up … Continue reading

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The Lord My Refuge

Series: “The Names of God” (post #3) One of the three rounds of temptation that Satan inflicted upon Jesus involved the suggestion that Jesus leap from the pinnacle of the Jewish temple and expect God the Father to dispatch angels … Continue reading

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The Lord of Hosts

Series: “The Names of God” (post #1) The Bible provides a long list of names for God. The reason most of us miss this fact is because we don’t read the Old Testament in its original Hebrew. For example, if … Continue reading

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You Just Never Know

With each passing year the name “Billy Graham” becomes less recognizable to the younger folks. This seems strange to those of us who grew up watching Graham’s crusades on t.v., reading his Decision magazine, buying his books, hearing all about the Billy Graham … Continue reading

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Will Explain Later

In his day, Dr. Thomas Guthrie was one of Scotland’s most popular and respected preachers. On the subject of the Christian life oftentimes being difficult, perplexing, and downright confusing, Guthrie said: A man standing on the summit of a lofty … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God… (Psalm 46:10, N.K.J.V.) Our son Royce is 18 years old now, and sitting still continues to be a challenge for him. He’s hyper. He’s active. He’s fidgety. He’s squirmy. He’s, well, you … Continue reading

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