Category Archives: Patience

How’s Your Perseverance These Days?

A boy saved up his money and bought himself a nice pair of ice skates. Not long afterward he had his mom drive him to the local skating rink so that he could learn to skate. The mother watched as … Continue reading

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Choosing the East Side of the Jordan

Numbers chapter 32 provides us with a fascinating twist in the story of Moses and the Israelites. The twist involves the tribes of Reuben and Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh, and it holds multiple metaphorical lessons for us … 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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Settling for Pig Food

Let’s say that a kid wants the newest, hottest, super-duper-deluxe video-game system for Christmas. The thing costs $450. Now let’s say that the kid’s parents just can’t afford to spend that much on a Christmas present. So what do they … Continue reading

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A Story About the Value of Waiting Just a Little Bit Longer

In his booklet¬†When Everything Goes Wrong, Adrian Rogers tells the story of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn, a Christian, was a Russian writer who was an outspoken critic of communism and the Soviet Union. In February of 1945, he was arrested for … Continue reading

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He Will Make It Plain

In his wonderful little book,¬†The Red Sea Rules, Robert J. Morgan shares a story from the life of William Cowper. Cowper was a famous English poet and hymn writer who struggled with severe mental issues, bordering on insanity, until he … Continue reading

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