Category Archives: persistence

Open My Eyes

“Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see.  Who is blind but My servant, or deaf as My messenger whom I send?  Who is blind as he who is perfect, and blind as the LORD’s servant? Seeing … Continue reading

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Productive Pain

My friend, Sara, is one of my role models.  She has what I like to call “forefather-faith”–the kind of stubborn trust in the faithfulness of God that sent Abraham away from his family looking for a land he’d never seen; … Continue reading

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When He Says “Forever”

In the United States, statistics typically agree that one in two married couples will get a divorce.  The percentage gets higher when we focus on those who have married for a second or third time.  We embrace quick-fix, microwave solutions … Continue reading

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battle scars and racing stripes

I was in an in-between, “sort of” dialogue with the Lord earlier today–meaning I was halfway praying and partly complaining, and He inserted Himself into my musings.  Let me be frank from the beginning and admit that I sometimes think … Continue reading

Posted in discouragement, encouragement, faith, flat tire, grace, hope, justice, pain, patience, persistence, strong, tribulation, trust | 14 Comments

Through His Eyes

I will not fear the desert place–it is there that You speak to me with greatest tenderness. I will not mourn lost popularity–You speak Your secrets to the solitary who will take time to listen. I will not begrudge sleepless … Continue reading

Posted in answer, confidence, cross, devotion, emotions, encouragement, faith, fire, gratitude, Jesus, justice, Musings, persistence, prayer, sacrifice, serve, thoughts, trust | 7 Comments