Category Archives: patience

“The Serenity Prayer” (the Full Version)

GOD, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference. ——————————-Complete addition—————————— Living ONE DAY AT A TIME; Enjoying one moment at a time; … Continue reading

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Change is Mandatory, [Transformation]

6 “The Lord your God will change your heart and the hearts of all your descendants, so that you will love him with all your heart and soul and so you may live!” Deuteronomy 30:6, NLT   8 “So all of us … Continue reading

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How Things Grow, [Work]

A farmer slowly walks behind his plow. The ground is hard and unyielding, but the steel cuts the heavy sod like a knife. He is preparing the soil for receiving the seed. He knows that what he is doing is … Continue reading

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A Doubting Faith

“”Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” “He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can … Continue reading

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Stand With Her in the Rain

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2, NLT By Lisa Schubert, Guest Author Samantha approached me outside the church on Thanksgiving morning with her hair disheveled and her coat covered with dirt … Continue reading

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The Gentile Woman, Matthew 15:21-28

This is a chapter from my book, “They Met Jesus: Stories from the Gospels.” Hope you like it! Chapter 6 The Gentile Woman, Matthew 15:21-28 Then Jesus left Galilee and went north to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Gentile woman … Continue reading

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Suffering: Finding Some Reasons

“Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.” Hebrews 2:18, (NLT) “Whenever you meet someone who has really suffered; been limited, gone through things for the Lord, willing … Continue reading

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