Category: Learning from God

Drawing near, recognizing His voice, leaning into Him.

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    From the Beginning Years ago, when I wanted a broader view of God, I read the Bible, beginning in Genesis, looking for treasures of truth. Throughout my youth, my reading and Bible study had been in the New Testament, so I assumed the Old Testament no longer applied. After all, it was

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    I try to watch what inhabits my mind, guarding against those things that try to pull me into the gray areas of life. What are the gray areas? Those things that do not have a hard and obvious right and wrong and can be done and hidden in secret. Those things that cause a check in the

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    On a recent visit to San Francisco, I had the opportunity to walk the hills, see the sights, and observe the crowds. As I made my way back to the hotel, I observed a tourist – a nicely dressed man – standing beside a homeless man who appeared to be asleep, spilling over

  • There is a way to pull ourselves out of the pit of despair and grief. A way that takes courage and a strong will. The guidance that looks beyond our situation and sees from a higher realm. A path that turns our eyes from the ashes of loss to the beauty of life. Hear me. I know. A

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    A few years ago, I awakened at 3 a.m. with a phrase repeating in my thoughts. It had become customary for God to encourage me in this way in the wee hours of the morning. Not wanting to forget the words echoing in my mind, I grabbed pen and paper and quickly jotted them down. What I

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    I was at a conference listening as the keynote speaker expressed her love for Jesus. An inner, deep stirring began as I realized I did not speak the name, Jesus. I feared calling him by his name would allow him to see my broken and sinful heart. By not using the name, I reasoned I

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