I once told a friend that I was thinking about reading A Purpose-Driven Life, and she said, “You are one of the most purpose-driven people I know.” She’s right. I live with goals, looking to the future, always asking God … Continue reading
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I hear God’s voice in my life a lot, and I will venture to say that you do, too. I have had many people come to me and complain that God doesn’t speak to them at all, and they would … Continue reading
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I heard an interview with a woman who was a translator for the American military in Iraq. She was a housewife who was raising three sons, and whose husband couldn’t work for fear of being killed. She decided to try … Continue reading
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Jesse Tree Day 12: I recently saw Hacksaw Ridge,a true story about a very unlikely hero. This skinny, smiling, devout young man enlists in WWII to be a medic to help save lives in the war, refusing to even carry a gun. … Continue reading
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Jesse Tree Day 5: The story of the sacrifice of Isaac is a challenge for many people. It is hard to reconcile a God who would demand child-sacrifice with the God of love that we hear about in church. We … Continue reading
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