I believe God walks with us through the valley, rather than organizing a detour

(The boy's father said), "But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”Mark 9:22-24 - NC writer Derek Maul Sometimes I like to find a photograph - typically one that …

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belief in the middle of struggle

“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”Mark 9:23-24 I hadn't planned to write about this; but - as it is literally impossible to think about anything else - I guess I have no choice. This blog is, after all, supposed …

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“Anything is possible if a person believes!”

"Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever …

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don’t be manipulated by fear-mongering (Jesus trumps Trump)

a huge number of Americans seem to be hooked by this cynical ploy, and then reeled in without so much as a question.

And that - friends and readers - worries me much more than the rhetoric that has been designed so cleverly, and deployed so cynically to capitalize on such fear.