Category Archives: God’s Sovereignty

God is with you… in the dark places

Three different times I begged God to make me well again. Each time he said, “No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” Now I am glad to boast about how weak … Continue reading

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Manna – When looking for direction

“They were forbidden by the Holy Spirit……..” Acts 16:6 Beloved, whenever you are in doubt as to your course, submit your judgement absolutely to the Spirit of God, and ask Him to shut against you every door but the right … Continue reading

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A Laughing Sacrifice

“Therefore, I urge you,  brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”  Romans 12:1 Last week that verse stuck out to me, … Continue reading

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No Plan B

Tucked in a sermon about holding grudges or not forgiving someone, our associate pastor, Brian Dainsberg stated that there is no such thing as a Plan B from God’s perspective.  He referenced Genesis 50:15-20 when Joseph said to his brothers that sold him into … Continue reading

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Called to Love

I am struggling with anger today after hearing of actions of some fellow believers.  I actually was feeling sick and sad for those affected, angry at the seeming double standard and/or blindness to objectivity by these believers.  Upon hearing of those involved … Continue reading

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He Hears…He Delivers…He delights

“The pangs of death surrounded me, and the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.  The sorrows of [Hell] surrounded me; the snare of death confronted me.  In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He … Continue reading

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Hearty Mums

by Maxine Hoover, guest contributor I have three different colored mums planted to the left of my deck area in the back yard within my herb garden.  These poor little things – it’s a wonder they’ve made it.  The soil is … Continue reading

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God doesn’t have favorites

As with other families, I am guessing, my siblings and I have fun with one another in determining which of us was/is our parent’s favorite.  We then proceed to try to prove our point by bringing to light the things that each other has … Continue reading

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A Legacy of Inadequacies

“I’m afraid of getting fat” came the words from my 9 yr old daughter who can’t even keep her pants up due to her tall thin frame “and I don’t like this dark skin below my eyes.”  I immediately turned … Continue reading

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“These…events are permitted and guided by Thy wisdom, which solely is light.  We are in darkness and must be thankful that our knowledge is not [needed] to perfect Thy work.” St. Elizabeth Seton

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