From Disappointment to God’s Plans

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”Jeremiah 29:11 

Are you wondering if God hears your cry for help today? Do your challenges seem insurmountable?

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Wives, Are You Presently Perplexed?

Our dates were filled with romance, gifts, and fun. Our wedding was wrapped with beauty, joy, and hope. The honeymoon took my breath away.

After a few months, we settled into a romantic routine.

With school, the jobs, and other responsibilities, beauty faded, joy ached, and hope retreated.

“This man has changed,” I told God. “God, did I misunderstand You? Is Keith really the man You prepared for me? Is this all there is to marriage?”

I expected more from my marriage. From our love. From Keith.

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3-Steps to Blessing … How to Gaze Into the Word

“But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” James 1:25 (ESV)

It takes time to look intently into a matter … to analyze it … to let it simmer in your thoughts … to question it … to look at it from a different perspective.

How are you doing? I admit it, I get caught up in the busyness of the daily responsibilities.

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From Beggar to Follower

Each step closer to Jerusalem. Focused on His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Anticipating cleansing the temple. Considering this final week’s teachings. Looking forward to His supper with the disciples. Smiling as He thinks of His disciples’ reaction to Him washing their feet. Dreading the pain of the beatings and the shame of the cross. Praying for His followers. Trusting in the resurrection. Rejoicing that His friends will be with Him forever.

What were the thoughts of Jesus that day?

A noisy crowd follows Jesus of Nazareth, all going up to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover.

“Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Mark 10:47)

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