All posts tagged faith

To “Pull a Biddy,” and Other Adventures

I’m recently returned from a trip in which I needed to “pull a Biddy,” to encourage myself. I may be the only person who uses that term, but my family understands what I mean. They’ve been living with the Biddy and Oswald Chambers story just as much as I have for the last four years! But […]

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What Motivated Job’s Friends?

Job’s friends is often a derogatory term for people whose attempts to console make a sufferer feel worse. I’ve been one, I’ve had Job’s friends in my life and I’ve observed them frequently in the wild. They mean well but, like so many in our American generation, they don’t really know how to comfort well. […]

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Shock and Faith: Saul and Ananias

Who was more shocked, Saul or Ananias after that fateful trip to Damascus? Both of them displayed shock, faith and courage in following what God had just dumped into their lives. For his part, Saul/Paul of Tarsus was on a zealous mission to defend the God whom he believed members of The Way–Christians–were blaspheming. He had received […]

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Caring for a Faith Friend on Furlough

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Our dear friend in faith Hillary has spent the last eight months with us, home in the United States from Sicily where she’s been working for a faith-based nonprofit that does community development. She returns to minister to that part of the world next week. We’re going to miss her. While we’ve known Hillary since she […]

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Walking on Water? Why Not?

We’re studying the book of James in my glorious, terrific, fun, witty and intriguing Lifelight Bible study at church. The first week (yesterday) we had an excellent question, comparing James 1:6 “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by […]

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