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A Psalm of Lament

Psalm 79 is a communal lament. The writer of Psalm 79, as in other psalms of lament, complains to God.How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire? (Psalm 79:5)  Does God allow us … Continue reading

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The Perfect Gift of Right Now

Extract from an article by Eddie Larkman, The Briefing, December 2007. If we live, we will suffer. But how we suffer, as Eddie Larkman points out, depends entirely on us. I’d like to share with you something of how God … Continue reading

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Joy in the Morning

Quote from a dear friend of mine: You may be going through a very difficult time today, but that does not mean this is your worst day, no. God will use the difficulty to produce precious things within you that … Continue reading

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Thinking Thursday: Trials and Temptations

As disciples of Christ we suffer the same problems as everyone else. What is different for us is how we understand those problems. The pressures of life can cause us to doubt but if we understand that there is purpose … Continue reading

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Thinking Thursday: Receiving Your Reward

Like the football coach who endures the long months of hard work by putting a picture of the championship trophy in front of his desk, or the salesman who looks every night at the picture of his dream sailboat, it … Continue reading

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Thinking Thursday: Fixing Your Eyes on Jesus

In the well-known ‘Footprints’ story, a man dreams that his life is shown as a walk on a beach with the Lord. During most of his life there are two sets of prints, but when times were difficult, there was … Continue reading

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Thinking Thursday: Suffering as a Christian

Modern psychology gives us many terms for those who willingly submit to suffering or persecution: Martyr complex, masochistic, neurotic, self-destructive, suicidal. But there’s no escaping the fact that the Bible does not always talk of suffering as something to be … Continue reading

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