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  • March 17, 2021

    God created us in His image. He created us to trust in Him and not to worry about what the future might hold. At the dawn of creation, Adam and Eve didn't spend their days stressing over the unknown. They knew God would provide for them: He had provided them with each other, and He [...]

  • February 26, 2021

    Preparing for battle was an odious task, but, as a Christian, I had all the armor I needed. My “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps” shoes kept my feet safe from shrapnel on the ground. “For I know the plans I have for you” protected my right arm while “Plans to prosper you” shielded the [...]

  • August 19, 2020

    Two teachers of the law grip each of my wrists. They drag me up to the temple courts. I am unclean. Why do they bring me here? Our scuffling attracts attention. My hair hangs around my face, hiding me. Forcing me to the front, they stand me alone. A young rabbi is teaching. He must [...]

  • March 17, 2020

    Life digs a pit and throws me, kicking and flailing, inside. I hit the bottom hard. There's no escape, so I call out, “Lord, save me! I'm not meant to exist in this pit. I know Your plan is good!” I sit down and wait for my Savior, expectant for His face to appear over [...]

  • January 25, 2020

    Abidan stretched, looking toward the sun. It was setting, so he left the field and approached the house. He stopped, listening. That sounds like a party, he thought, waving over Baanah the servant. “What's going on tonight?” Abidan asked. “Your brother has returned!” Baanah said. “Your father has served the feasting calf to celebrate!” “Jabin's [...]