Light versus Darkness

Light versus Darkness

My husband and I, along with our children, lived in Holland for four years, doing ministry with Dutch-Indonesian people.  We had only been in Holland for seven months when our third son, Teddy, was born.  During our first summer in Holland, we took a trip to Austria...
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No Missing Pieces

One of the things some people like to do, especially during this time of social distancing and isolation, is to put together jigsaw puzzles.  There is nothing more frustrating that to get the whole puzzle put together and find that there is a piece missing –...
Light versus Darkness

Humble Yourself

Have you ever met a person who obviously had an exalted opinion of themselves?  How did it make you feel? I can remember one such occasion in my life.  A couple was trying to get us involved in a commercial endeavor.  They came to our home and spent the night.  I felt...
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I will not be shaken

Psalm 16:8: “I know the Lord is always with me, I will not be shaken.” NLT There are many places in Scripture that give encouragement in the face of difficulties or difficult times.  The Psalms are full of encouragement while acknowledging difficult times.  David...
What does the Lord require?

What does the Lord require?

Micah 6:8: “He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”  “Require” is a strong word.  A synonym would be “demand.”  What does the Lord “demand” of you?  Act justly...
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Did God really say…

Genesis chapter 3 records the fall of man in the garden of Eden when the serpent tempted Eve by asking her “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?  First of all, he twisted what God had told Adam and Eve.  God told them they could eat of...