Category Archives: sickness

Heart Disease

“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?” Jeremiah 17:9, NLT We are the wounded. What exactly has caused it isn’t always known.  A death, divorce, depression and disability … Continue reading

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To Sit and Wait, by JR Miller

“Sit ye here while I go and pray yonder.”    Matthew 26:36, KJV by J.R. Miller You and I have often felt that experience, that disappointment. There has arisen, mayhap [‘perhaps’] a great opportunity for Christian service. Some are sent to … Continue reading

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Forgiven First

This evening I got tired of the TV. Or maybe tired of the control it emits over me. I picked up one of the many Bibles I have in my loft. I do think it is ‘funny/sinister’ of the real … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Being Job

One of the most intriguing characters in the Bible is Job. Tempted and accused, ignored and maligned– he maintained a faith in God’s goodness when hell wanted to destroy him. His goodness should not be questioned oe diminished. “In the land of … Continue reading

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God’s Strange University

  “You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.” John 13:13 No book, nor tutor will give us the education we need.  We must patiently go through seasons of difficulty and temptation before we … Continue reading

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An Eternal Perspective

The apostle Paul wrote, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NIV). The troubles we face don’t seem light or momentary. They feel heavy and often … Continue reading

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When Angels Stand Amazed

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.” ~Barbara Bloom Just a short word of encouragement to … Continue reading

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