Category Archives: Hope

Mind and Emotions


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Giving Hope – 1 Cor. 10:13

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Experiencing God in our Troubles

One of the problems of living in a fallen world is that we tend to focus more on our troubles than on Christ.  Our problems become bigger than God.  We place too much faith in things or people and not … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Death of a Loved One

A few people in our church have recently experienced the death of a loved one, so I wrote this article for them.  I pray it is a comfort to them and others in my church that may lose a loved … Continue reading

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Better To, Than To

(These are a collection of tweets I made for the month of October). 1.  Better to be weak and relying on Jesus than to be strong and think I don’t need Him. 2.  Better to be sick and forgiven than … Continue reading

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How does the Truth set us free?

Paul said in 2 Cor. 10:4-5, “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.  We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every … Continue reading

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Is God in Our Suffering?

  Job 1:20-22 says, “Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head.  He fell to the ground and worshiped, saying:  ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will leave this life.  The Lord gives, … Continue reading

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