Tag: struggle

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…

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the view from the bus

The godly care about the rights of the poor;     the wicked don’t care at all. – Proverbs 29:7 My quick excursion into Florida is complete, so now it’s time to catch up on some work. My plan was to deliver our old SUV to Rebekah’s brother in Jacksonville (“seeing with new eyes, and missing much…

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Where love trumps dogma

The city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. Its gates will never be shut by day—and there…

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hard times, real faith, and a hope that does not disappoint…

This morning I’m writing from Bradenton, where I’m spending some time with my brother, Geoff. It’s not an easy journey at this particular stage, this wrestling with cancer. It’s not anything like those Lifetime Television movie specials where everything is even and predictable and full with heartwarming moments. Oh there’s a lot of heart involved. And there’s…

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Walk in the light

MONDAY MORNINGS, as I’ve said before, are always positive for me because of the impetus carried forward from Sunday. A great Sunday always seems to set up a good Monday  – and it’s always a great Sunday with my faith community at First Presbyterian of Brandon. Then, Sunday evening, I was privileged to spend a…

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