This can be an odd week…

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So, it’s the week of Thanksgiving.  And it’s summer.  And it’s hot.  And the grocer let us know today that frozen turkeys from overseas would be here next week.  After Thanksgiving.  So… do you find yourself missing Pumpkin Pie and Pilgrims?  Do you experience the unique homesickness that happens around the holidays? Looking at my circumstances and feeling […]

It might as well be now…

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“I’ve had enough,” he told the Lord. “Take away my life. I’ve got to die sometime, and it might as well be now.”                                  1 Kings 19:4 (TLB) Have you been discouraged recently?  Has ministry become difficult instead of the […]

Restore our Joy

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  Psalm 51:12 says:  “Restore to me the joy of your salvation”.   The dictionary defines restore as a return of something to a former, original, normal, or unimpaired condition.  Return our joy – the joy we used to have in our salvation. Ministry is demanding and it can take our joy from us.  We start out […]