Let it Snow

Snow in Asheville, NC

My family moved to the Blue Ridge mountains in late 1992. During our first winter there we enjoyed lots of snowy days but rarely did we see over four inches of accumulation. Then March arrived. They call it “The Storm of the Century.” As the blizzard moved through our area, it generously dumped about three […]

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Fear, Discouragement, and Truth

Fear and discouragement are two straitjacket emotions. Remember when Moses sent the spies into Canaan? Fear often paralyzes us at the very moment we should be taking the kingdom of heaven by storm. Instead, we see giants in the land or we fall prey to self-pity while rehearsing over and over again all the reasons […]

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Great Peace

While writing yesterday’s post about God’s promises to us regarding our Bible reading, this particular Scripture verse resonated in my mind.  Spurgeon writes, “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)” It must needs be that offenses come, but these […]

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Like a Forgetful Child

When Nancy and I went to Assessment & Orientation, we took with us a promise from Psalm 32:8: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” We had actually come across the verse in our daily Bible readings a week prior […]

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Consider Jesus

Covenant of Grace

I’ve been reading Exodus 4 – 6 in preparation for the next Sunday School lesson I’ll be teaching. In these chapters, God calls Moses to lead His people out of Egypt. Rather than having to search for Jesus and the Gospel in these chapters, the writer of Hebrews makes the comparison and then invites us […]

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Joy to the World

We rejoice today because our Savior came to make His blessings flow as far as the curse is found. Let earth receive her King!

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