Category: on hope

When the Shoe Drops

Are you elated to put 2016 behind you convinced 2017 has to be better simply because things can’t get much worse? That was 2011 for me, so when this post showed up as a memory in my Facebook feed this morning, I relived not just the disappointments of 2011, but the faithfulness of God. Seeing the reality of His word lived out in the pages of my testimony encouraged me today as He reminded me of the irrevokable truths He taught me that year. I felt as though the proverbial other shoe kept dropping and dropping when the Lord showed me it was His loving, sovereign hand. I am reposting this today with links to the other two blogs in this series in hopes that it is an encouragement to you this New Year. And my prayer for every one of this is this: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13).

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The Gift of God’s Word (and Presents Under the Tree) – Day Eight

What gifts God word has for us in seeing Joseph handle news of Mary’s virgin pregnancy and thoughtfully consider how he might put her away secretly! His caution and compassion from a heart of affection is much like how God deals with us. Join me in Matthew 1:18-25 as we unwrap our final gifts from God’s word today and tomorrow.

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The Gift of God’s Word (and Presents Under the Tree) – Day Seven

How do we make much of God even as we find ourselves in a time of gestation, when He doing a new work in us but it’s not yet here? Mary, Elizabeth and Zacharias encountered impossible news from the Lord, but they also encountered His supernatural faithfulness to bring it to pass. We can serve Him without fear, doing the great and mighty things He has for us to do to prepare the way for Jesus Christ!

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The Gift of God’s Word (and Presents Under the Tree) – Day 3

The stress running around, shopping, hiding and wrapping gifts can be such a distraction from resting in the Lord and delighting in Him this time of year! Sometimes this produces a love/hate relationship with Christmas. Do you struggle with that too? Perhaps getting back to the gift of God’s word will help us all set our minds on Him and what He wants to give us not just now but all year round. Here are the next three gifts.

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The Gift of God’s Word (and Presents Under the Tree) – Day Two

The Gift of God’s word is like a transformed Christmas Tree on Christmas morning, except it transforms us! Unlike Christmas morning, which comes to an end when the last gift is opened, Jesus isn’t just for Christmas; He’s for every moment of every day of our lives, and we can unwrap the gift of His word any day, any time, endlessly. Today we starting digging under our tree for the first three gifts of Luke 1:5-25.

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The Gift of God’s Word (and Presents Under the Tree) – Day One

When I was a girl, Christmas was all about the gifts! Who am I kidding?!?! I still love the gifts! What if we pulled gifts of truth from God’s word like we do gifts under the Christmas tree, with the same excitement and anticipation? And after unwrapping His truths, what if we savored them and made them our own, finding a hope and joy that lasts all year round? Let’s do that now, starting with the “big gifts” of Luke 1!

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Our Alien Existence: Living in this World but not of It

On this twelve-year anniversary of my mom’s death, I remember with a smile the many times we’d get tickled over something silly and lose all control in a fit of giggles. It happens now with me and my girls. This particular time, when we should have been doing schoolwork, I lost all control as Apple’s Photo Booth turned our faces into alien images. And God taught me about what it looks like to live like aliens in this world. That was four years ago, but it’s as fresh in my mind today as it was four years ago when I first wrote this. She’s no longer an alien. She’s home.

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