No Other Name

Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Psalm 105:3 Your name is holy and pure. No other name under Heaven has the power to save a sinner or to raise the dead. Someday every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that you are Lord. …

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Wondrous

photo: Noah Nolywaika Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. Psalm 105:2 Everything you do is wonderful—even those things I do not understand. Especially those things. By your power, you hold all things together: the water I drink, the ground I stand on, the atmosphere I breathe, the …

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Make Known His Deeds

photo: Hans Nolywaika O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. Psalm 105:1 Thank you, Lord, that you are. Thank you that I can call on your name and you hear me. Me! Thank you I have the freedom to tell people about your marvelous deeds. …

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A Well Placed Faith

What is Faith? I am not a theologian. I am just an average mom with a very bruised heart. Since the crash, my memory is shot, I find it difficult to make conversation, and my word-finding ability has declined considerably. Therefore, I will not get technical here. But I will give you what I know …

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I Trust the Captain

. . . So, we are experiencing some changes right now. Some big, some smaller, all under the complete control of our loving Lord. I sense that one season of life is ending, and another is beginning. I have never liked change, especially major ones. Change can be unsettling and is often inconvenient. But after …

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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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A Sure Hope

For those who trust Jesus as their Savior, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. The moment life went out of Hans’s body, he was taken immediately into the presence of God—no waiting, no further payment or cleansing required. That is because Jesus paid it all and it is …

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Book Excerpt: Things Are Not What They Seem

One of the things bereaved parents would like you to know is this: Even though they may seem pretty together and functional; even though they smile, though perhaps not very brightly and not for very long; and even though it seems like they are moving on with life, there are many, many things going on …

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Up From the Ashes

It would easy to spend all my time preoccupied with the past. The way it was. Looking at – no examining - old photographs.  Studying, not just the image of our son, but the background, too.  Everyday scenery that has not changed but is so totally different now.  Trying to find the what-ifs casually arranged …

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Reasons Not See a Psychic Medium

The following chapter was taken from the second-most viewed post on this site. The most often entered search term here, by far, has been some variation of "Should I consult a medium?" We can conclude that many are tempted. Here's what God has to say about it... Chapter 35, Detestable to the Lord - Never …

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In the Arms of My Father: Thoughts on Psalm Fifty-Five

From my book, Never Ceasing: God's Faithfulness in Grief My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. Psalm 55:4,5 This is not happening… The men from our church placed two stout spruce poles across the …

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What is the ‘Resurrection of the Dead’?

Resurrection: (Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary 1913) 1. (n.) A rising again; a return from death to life; as the resurrection of Christ. 2. (n.) Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption of life by the dead; as, the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the general resurrection of all the dead at the Day of …

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Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

Did God take our son, or was it an accident? It depends on what you mean by “accident.” Was the crash unexpected, unintentional, unplanned? Yes, from our earthbound perspective, but not to God. The Lord was not caught off guard or taken by surprise on the night of the crash. Was the crash without divine …

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