Still Saturday: Thanks

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Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of the world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the […]

Still Saturday: Selah

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  Is there any note in all the music of the world as mighty as the grand pause? Is there any word in the Psalms more eloquent that the word “Selah,” meaning pause? . . .  And is there anything that can touch our hearts like the power of stillness? For the hearts that will […]

Still Saturday: Troubled

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  Waiting upon God is vital in order to see Him and receive a vision from Him. And the amount of time spent before Him is also critical, for our hearts are like a photographer’s film–the longer exposed, the deeper the impression. For God’s vision to be impressed on our hearts, we must sit in […]

Still Saturday: God is Enough!

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  Hannah Whithall Smith’s critics have noted that the title of her most famous book, The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, is ironic, given the difficulties she faced throughout her life. Why take advice from someone whose life was so fraught with disappointment? you might ask. How is Hannah Whithall Smith’s life a model […]

Still Saturday: For Those Who Suffer

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  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 […]

Still Saturday: To Be of Use

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“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin” — they simply are! Think of the sea, the air, the sun, the stars, and the moon–all of these simply are as well–yet what a ministry and service they render on our behalf! So often we impair God’s designed influence, which […]

Still Saturday: Childlike

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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 pretense. Forgive me for thinking of myself. Help me to forget myself and find my true peace in beholding Thee. That […]

Still Saturday: Waiting

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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. ~ Elisabeth Elliot Short and simple words posted on Facebook by my dear friend, Tami Heim, this week, and I haven’t been able to get them […]