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Not enough of God

On Easter we celebrate God doing the impossible-- then we turn to face the overwhelming circumstances of life. Even before we got to church on Easter morning, we were confronted us with news from Sri Lanka that made many of our drives heavy on the way to church. How...

Don’t turn right or left

There are times in our faith journey when we have to keep our eyes on what's ahead. Easter week is one of those times. Today’s podcast is on a verse that gives us the tools we need to keep our eyes forward, no matter how bad our circumstances may look. I had the...

For our own good

Is freedom actually found through boundaries? That’s the wisdom the 10 commandments beckon us to see. When Moses tells the Israelites in Deuteronomy 10:13 that God’s commands were for their own good, they didn’t realize how true it was until they broke them. Life...

The “buts” that steer our faith

What happens when you feel that God is calling you to do something, but your fear is as big as your faith?  In Numbers 13, twelve spies have been commissioned to go into the promised land to scout it out- not to see if they should go in, but how they should go in. But...

The temptation to abandon God

When God is not doing what we want him to do, we may feel like we want to abandon him. But first we need to examine what having another god will do to our souls. The verse I talk about on today’s podcast reveals that when we replace our allegiance to God with a lesser...

Manna, Maggots and Trust

It’s not a verse you would usually notice- mainly because of the hugeness of the event that proceeds it. But this little verse, when practiced, pushes us to cling to our faith. And sometimes that push is just what our faith needs. (That and the nightmare of coming...

Asking God for signs

"If only I had a sign." We’ve all been there in our relationship with God, and Ash Wednesday is a great time to reflect on what we think we need to take bigger steps of faith. We often feel we need some kind of assurance for whether or not to move ahead. Today’s...

Sitting in God’s silence

Sometimes when we read the Bible, we pass over phrases that can actually be life changing for our faith. Here’s one: “When two full years had passed, Pharoah had a dream.”  (Gen.41:1) I know what you are thinking.  Wow Laurie, that’s profound. But the context of this...

The God who sees you

Have you ever felt used, abused or discarded, and wondered where God was or why he allowed it to happen? There is a verse in Genesis 16 that you need to see. It’s found after the scene where Abraham and Sarah aren’t able to wait for God any longer, so they recruit...

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