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Is God tired of listening

Is God Tired of Listening to Me?

“I’m tired of praying about it.” My frustration spilled out in those six words. Yes, the statement wobbled on the border between whining and honesty. But I sat among friends in the women’s small-group Bible study; no one would judge me there. In fact, several of them nodded. One said, […]

Purity Is About More than Sexuality

What do you think of when you hear the word “pure”? I immediately think about sexual purity. No doubt, it is vital that we talk about and practice sexual purity in our current cultural climate. Or perhaps, instead of thinking about sexual purity, you think about moral purity: that when […]

Key Connections (September 28, 2016)

Only Our God Speaks (Ryan Shelton, Desiring God) It is so easy to start investing extreme amounts of time and energy, money and affection in worthless worship to fake saviors. How Jesus Maximized His Season (Sophie McDonald, The Gospel Coalition) Should our planners be continually overbooked? Should the normal pace of our lives […]
God will not be used

God Will Not Be Used

Most people know when they are being used. It’s obvious. A friend likes the perks of being around you because you can afford to pay. A family member emotionally manipulates you to get their way. A coworker sticks close because you do the better work. We dislike being used. It […]
turn my eyes from looking at worthless things

Turn My Eyes from Looking at Worthless Things

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and give me life in your ways. (Psalm 119:37) This verse stopped me in my tracks. How often am I looking to “worthless” things instead of looking to Christ? Unfortunately, a lot more often than I would like to admit. I am […]
God's love

Trust God’s Love Even When He’s Silent

As I embarked on my two-and-a-half hour drive to undergo another treatment for Lyme disease, I was struck by the rare silence around me. There were no little children calling my name, no fights to break up, no one asking for something to eat, and no screaming or crying to […]