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Noah was a real guy
The big boat. The massive world-wide flood. The guy named Noah and his family in the ark. All real. God says so. Evil is real. Judgment is real. God cleanses and starts over. And he saves. A real family that loved God. He saved them during the flood. We’re real people, too, just like Noah….
My hiding place
Did you have a special place when you were a kid? Somewhere to go and hide from the world for a bit? Your quiet spot? Do you wish you still had that kind of thing today? Your own grownup hiding place? You can. In the presence of God. Quiet time. Alone time. Just with him….
Who else is there
Jesus might not always fit the expectations we have of him. He’s full of surprises and sometimes challenges us in big ways. But it’s worth it. Because Jesus gives us what no one else can give. He does for us what no one else can do. He loves us like no one else will. No…
No one means no one
As God’s child, he holds you safely in his mighty hand. He says you are his and will be forever. And no one can change that. Not your enemies. Not your failures. Not your regrets. Not your past. Not the devil. Not your insufficiencies. Not even death. Not even you. You’re safe, held in your…
So we don’t have to learn the hard way
Our parents heard it from their parents. “Trust me on this. I learned it the hard way.” And often they didn’t listen and had to learn the hard way themselves. Then they told us, and we didn’t listen most of the time, either. And we’re telling our kids the same thing: “Just trust me. You…
when you don’t know why
When you’re carrying heavy burdens, when you watch the people you love suffer, or when things turn out so differently from the way you planned and dreamed they would, you want to know why. We all do. One of the most ancient human questions asks why this is sometimes so unbelievably difficult. Why do I…