Writing Footprints: Small Piece of Faith

“God has assured me of two things. He has been there, and he has kept me from completely rejecting life in him. I thought he had deserted us, but I was wrong. He has been there the whole time.” –Samuel’s mom, from ‘Small Piece of Faith” Head on over to Writing Footprints for the unfolding story of …

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The Just Shall Live by Faith – Streams in the Desert 03/10

“Keep your eye steadily fixed on the infinite grandeur of Christ’s finished work and righteousness. Look to Jesus and believe, look to Jesus and live! Nay, more; as you look to him, hoist your sails and buffet manfully the sea of life. Do not remain in the haven of distrust, or sleeping on your shadows …

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What is This Thing Called Faith?

Hans took this picture while standing pretty much at the edge of a cliff overlooking Cook Inlet.  That’s his shadow in the lower right corner.  He made a point of showing me this picture (smiling), knowing I would experience significant after-the-fact-terror. Despite the photo, faith is not a leap off a cliff.  It is a …

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Walking Away from Anger. Walking Toward Peace

“Anger is destructive. It is a nasty weapon in the Destroyer’s arsenal. How is it working for you? Does it not make you unbelievably tired? Wouldn’t you like to lay it down and walk away? Wouldn’t you like to replace it with something more productive? Wouldn’t you like to rest?” -From Chapter 40, Angry at …

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In the Center of the Circle

“John Cornelius Stam and Elisabeth Alden ‘Betty’ Stam were American Christian missionaries to China, with the China Inland Mission (CIM), during the Chinese Civil War. The missionary couple were executed by Communist Chinese soldiers in 1934.” –Wikipedia Their story (with photos) can be found at Wheaton College’s archival collection: Remembering John and Betty Stam A …

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