No More Lies

“Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness’” Hebrews 3:7-8 (ESV)

Tricky, Tricky

 

My mind can play tricks on me. Living during a time of social distancing and isolation, I have found that I have needed to be intentional with my thoughts. Keeping them stayed on God’s truth. When I don’t, I doubt. When I doubt, I drift. When I drift, I fail. When I fail, I feel tempted to give up. Then the still small voice of the Holy Spirit whispers gently,

 

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Uncertain Times…A Certain God

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,” James 1:2 (ESV)

 

Is this Good?

 

You know what? Sometimes I’m not good.

 

There was a time not too very long ago that I was sitting at my kitchen table. It was early morning and my coffee was divine! But it was raining for like the 10th day in a row. You all might remember this time – it was the Spring of 2019, and many of the farmers in Michigan couldn’t get the crops planted.

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Hope Lives

Then

What do you know…it is raining again in Southeast Michigan?! The dampness creeps into my muscle and joints reminding me that my body is not where I want it to be. I want to be healed of this rheumatoid. I want to be free of the drudgery of pain. The hovering clouds remind me that my mind is sometimes gray like the day. The heaviness that sits in the air reminds me of the weight of the history of my sinful patterns. 

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The Dove: Familiarity of Captivity or Remembrance of Freedom

“Then he waited another seven days and sent forth the dove, and she did not return to him anymore.” Genesis 8:12 (ESV)

 

Familiarity of Captivity

 

Are you in an uncomfortable situation? Longing for something more? Are you held captive by your “what-ifs”? Sister, this happens to me all the time!

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The Yoke: Bondage or Liberation?

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:29 (ESV)

 

What is a Yoke?

 

According to Merriam-Webster.com, a yoke has several definitions: 1) a frame fitted to a person’s shoulders to carry a load in two equal portions, or 2) an arched device formerly laid on the neck of a defeated person.

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