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Still Saturday: For Those Who Suffer

  Around the turn of the twentieth century, a bar of steel was worth about $5 . . . But the more it was shaped, hammered, put through the fire, beaten, pounded, and polished, the greater its value. May we use this analogy as a reminder to be still, silent, and long-suffering, for it is those who suffer the most who yield the most. And it is through pain that God gets the most out of us for His glory and for the blessing of others. Oh, give Your servant patience to be still, And bear … [Read More...]

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New Skin

  Note: In just five weeks, I’ll find myself next to the Frio River in the hill country of Texas when I attend The High Calling retreat at Laity Lodge. And oh how I need it as I’ve been going … [Read More...]

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Stillness

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Still Saturday: Childlike

Lord, make me childlike. Deliver me from the urge to compete with another for place or prestige or position. I would be simple and artless as a  little child. Deliver me from pose and … [Read More...]

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Still Saturday: Waiting

Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one's thoughts. ~ … [Read More...]

Stories

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Scripture Sunday: Season

  Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage —with great patience and careful instruction. ~2 Timothy 4:2 (NIV)     In the … [Read More...]