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Pick Up Your Cross

One of my favorite memories from my childhood is singing along with Kid’s Praise music. Anyone else grow up listening to Psalty the Singing Songbook? One of the songs from the Kid’s Praise #2 album is “If Any Man”.  The lyrics are straight from Matthew 16:24. If any man come after me, Let him deny himself, Pick up his cross, […]

Hope Continues

A few days ago, I wrote a post about my miscarriage nineteen years ago. Since writing that post, God has profoundly reminded me of his sweetness and his faithfulness in my life. I didn’t know that there would be a continuation to that blog post, but there is. Because hope continues! To explain this story, we have to go back […]

Open Our Eyes

When Isaiah saw Jesus as the divine King, it put an end to his self-righteous pride. It put an end to his self-protecting anxiety. It put an end to his self-condemning woes. It filled him with Christ-exalting confidence that the divine King is on his throne, and this King will see to it that his purposes are accomplished. Oh, how […]

Never Will I Leave You!

Our scripture reading this morning was in Hebrews 13 and as my youngest echoed these words, Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you. ~Hebrews 13:5 I was struck again by the beauty of these words. Every year during Advent, we focus on Emmanuel, God with us. The knowledge that the God of the universe loved humanity so […]

Run Like You’ve Never Run Before

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize! 1 Corinthians 9:24 NIV When I first memorized this verse as a teenager, I thought it meant that I needed to try to be first in everything I did. Of course as […]