All Things for Good

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I wasn’t supposed to see my grandma that Thanksgiving. We had plans to drive to Wisconsin, but because our shipment from overseas finally arrived, my husband flew to Orlando to receive it. My parents were going to visit my grandma at the nursing home. I decided to go with them because it might be the last time I saw her. …

Feed on Faithfulness

Gina Butz faith, transition 3 Comments

Do not let the current state of our house fool you. Though people who visit express astonishment at how “settled” everything looks, mine is not a settled heart. Perhaps our zeal to get the house in order quickly is partly a way to occupy our hearts. It distracts them, and makes them think they are settled too. It’s also evidence …

The Slow Boat From Asia

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Anyone else remember this book? I didn’t read it, maybe because I never had trouble getting my locker open. Today, my book is titled, “If God Loves Me, Why Can’t We Get Our Stuff Off the Slow Boat From Asia?” I’m guessing that sweet 70’s era book might have a good answer for me, so now I’m kicking myself for …

Feeling the need

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Remember that need I was talking about a few posts ago? That “boy I sure hope I don’t forget about God here, I want to feel my need for Him” need? Yeah, I’m feeling it. I know I didn’t really have a hope that I wouldn’t. God doesn’t let opportunities like that pass. In the last few years, we’ve noticed …

Lest you forget

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“And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers . . . with great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant – …

Who will you be?

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Sometime in the summer I was reading the story of Moses sending the spies ahead into Canaan. All but two of them came back with a report that, although the land was flowing with milk and honey, the people there were strong and the cities fortified and large. These latter things were unappealing to them. But then Caleb stepped up …