God Doesn’t Give Us Courage

God often gives us strength, but he invites us to take courage. Here are 8 tips on how to do that. (This article appears on Crosswalk.com and the Salem Network.) “But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at (Paul’s) side and said, ‘Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must … Read More

The Joy of Leaves

posted in: Devotionals, Life 4

Photo: Autumn Mott Rodehaver via Unsplash The last leaves are falling from the maple tree in the front yard this afternoon. Holdouts that refused to give up their grasp of the branch until now. I imagine that they were waiting until they could decide their style of final decent. There are so many to choose from; the flutter from side … Read More

7 Surprising Benefits of Sadness

(This article was published at Crosswalk.com) Is your smile feeling a little strained lately? Worried that your joy cup doesn’t always “runneth over?” You might be relieved to know that God doesn’t expect Christians to be “happy” all the time.  In fact, he fully expects us to experience sadness. I know, sadness is not a “positive and encouraging” topic. Nobody … Read More

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