Category Archives: Trials

I Peter 3:13-14 Not All Blessings Are Joyful

Christians suffer all around the world for no reason other than their Christian beliefs. Even in countries where religious freedom is a part of the law, as in Canada and the United States, Christians can be bullied, tormented and even … Continue reading

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Proverbs 17:3 Refiner’s Fire

There is a prayer I have been praying for many years, decades even, and it hasn’t been answered yet. Well, it hasn’t been answered with a yes anyway. Now I was brought up to be unselfish, to not keep asking … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 1:4 Why?

Why do bad things happen to good people? If you haven’t asked that question before yourself, you have very likely heard it asked by someone else. We have all known people who have gone through incomprehensible tragedy, and we have … Continue reading

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John 17:15 Are You Protected?

I love to go to Christian conferences, partly because I love to learn and to see things from fresh perspectives, but I also love to meet new people who are already sisters and brothers in Christ. Even if our opinions … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 Walking Through The Valley

I have to admit that I have a tendency to focus on the destination rather than the journey. I’ve often said that I would enjoy my vacations more if I didn’t have to spend time getting there. Every time I … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 1:8-9 God WILL Allow More Than You Can Bear (Alone)

Today’s post was written by Ron Edmondson. The myth he addresses is prevalent, but the truth is more encouraging. ——— I occasionally like to correct a myth I have heard all my life. How many times has someone said to … Continue reading

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Psalm 13 From Complaint to Praise

I’m a bit of an idealist, so I don’t like it when things go wrong, especially when bad things happen to people who don’t deserve it.  It’s one thing to deal with the consequences when you’ve made a mistake, but … Continue reading

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James 1:12 There is a reward!

I have come to realize that a major theme in James 1 is humility. James 1:12 tells us that we will be rewarded if we endure the testing that we face. What must we do to endure testing? We need … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 7:17-19 Facing the Giants

Do you ever feel like you have insurmountable challenges to face? Do you wonder how you will ever make it through? I am sure we have all faced times like this. The people of Israel certainly did. In Deuteronomy 7:17-19, … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 29:11 Soul Surfer

In Canada, it is the last day of summer, the day before school starts. To mark the occasion today’s post celebrates summer and perseverance. It is a review of the movie Soul Surfer by Meg Korpi and Rusty Wright. Kauai, … Continue reading

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