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When My Heart is Overwhelmed

“Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.” ~John Calvin

Sometimes there are moments in life where it feels like the world is crashing in around you. Last night was one of those moments for me. Continue reading When My Heart is Overwhelmed

He sees; He knows

 

My heart  breaks as I hear of the horrific events that are taking place overseas. Dozens of Christians are being kidnapped, persecuted and murdered for their faith.  I grieve with those who are grieving (Romans 12:15). I pray for those who lost a loved one and for the hearts of the men who did these ugly things in the name of their faith.

As tears stream down my face, the Lord whispers to me through His word:

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Are We Gathering to be Entertained?

“The church that can’t worship must be entertained. And men who can’t lead a church to worship must provide the entertainment.” ~A.W. Tozer

What is worship?

The answer to this question may differ from person to person. Some view worship as going to church on Sunday. Others see it as having to do with music specifically.

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The Perfect Valentine

“Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.” ~Augustine of Hippo

As Valentine’s Day approaches I thought it would be appropriate to write a little something on the topic of love, but I found myself struggling to find the right words. While the day is filled with sentiments of endearment for some, I recognize that it may be a day of longing for others.

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Bullfrogs & Butterflies

“Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly.”

When I was a kid there was this song that we sang in Sunday School class that stuck with me for decades…  I was reminded of this song as I was reading through scripture today. The song was entitled, Bullfrogs and Butterflies and the lyrics for it go like this:

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