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True joy and happiness

Lift Up Your Eyes

Have you ever watched Charlotte’s Web?  On Wilbur’s worst day, Charlotte sings,  “Chin up, chin up Every little time your spirits wilt Chin up, chin up Give your attitude an upward tilt Twinkle, sparkle Make a little fun begin You’ll be on the right side Looking at the bright side Up with your chinny chin …

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Sin and salvation

You Are Small. Let Love Be Enough.

You are small. Does that scare you? You are small, my dear,and the sky is not everything.Beyond it are starsbeyond thatthe Love that holds it alltogether. You are small: you do not have to be big enough to hold everyone’s sorrow in a moment. Let Love be enough. You Do Not Have To Hold It …

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Loneliness

What I Learned from Job During Quarantine

Coronavirus and quarantine have changed our lives. They trashed our schedules and taught us the value of digitized communication. We have faced sickness, isolation, loneliness, and depression. Finally, quarantine has given us many opportunities to question God and his goodness in trials. One striking example of suffering in the Bible is Job’s life. The book …

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Satan’s lies

What Conquers Fear?

My heart beat faster. Little beads of sweat dampened my hands. What would I say? What would people think of me? What if they didn’t actually like me?  These thoughts plagued me at every social event. Even during casual conversations, anxiety surfaced.  I just wanted to be loved and accepted. I wanted validation.  Does Self-Love …

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Trusting God

Waiting for God

As Christians, we bring all sorts of requests to God, including prayers for guidance, health, a godly spouse, or a friend’s salvation. Sometimes God answers these prayers right away. But other times, he tells us to wait. All of us will eventually have to wait for an answer to prayer. A few months ago, I …

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