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Saying Yes in the Fog

Saying Yes in the Fog

As the alarm goes off, I drag myself to the place where I normally spend time alone with the Lord. There I look out my window at a sea of white fog. One would never know there is a wonderful view out that window. It’s as if the world outside doesn’t even exist. Fog...
Fear or Love?

Fear or Love?

“Keep [guard] your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23 ESV). I was intrigued by the layers of protection surrounding my host’s African home. Ominous-looking barbed wire and broken glass stood atop a wall-fence whose massive...
Do Yourself Good

Do Yourself Good

“The merciful man does himself good, but the cruel man does himself harm.” (Proverbs 11:17 NASB) I gasped at my doctor’s question: “Tell me about the white space in your life.” I raced to explain the reasons why “white space,” although necessary for some, was not a...
He Shall Reign

He Shall Reign

God is the ultimate difference-maker. Only He can turn a rebellious and darkened heart into a joyful and obedient one. Only He can overrule the evil works of the prince of darkness. Only He can do the impossible. We’ve known darkness. We’ll likely know more. We’ve...
He Shall Reign

Living with Integrity

As believers, our lives should be marked by integrity. This is true whether we’re interacting with brothers and sisters in Christ or with those who are rejecting Him. It is also true when no one but God Himself is watching. Integrity is the opposite of hypocrisy. It...
He Shall Reign

Get Up!

The LORD said to Joshua, “Get up! Why have you fallen on your face?” (Joshua 7:10 ESV). The heart posture of the repenter—and often the physical posture as well—begins at ground level. But there comes a time when he or she must stand up and get moving again. Once the...