Posts from January 2013

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Wisdom from Above

by Ladd
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A friend of mine is an active participant in a house  church in his city. Twenty or thirty people gather each week to worship God and enter into fellowship with their fellow believers. Their website states that they worship because they are broken people who need a loving God to restore them. They trust God […]

Keep On Trusting

by Ladd
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Paul knew what it was like to be discouraged. He writes, “We do not want you to be uninformed brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the […]

God is Like That

by Ladd
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When I lived in Fredericton I liked to run.  My problem was I thought I could run faster and further than I actually could. Ruth constantly reminded me that I was going to hurt myself because I wasn’t in good enough physical shape to run the distances I attempted.  Being a typical husband I agreed […]

Remembering Who We Are

by Ladd
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A few days ago I ran across an item that said happy people have a wonderful sense of nostalgia. People who can sort the good memories out of their past seem to enjoy life in the present with a greater intensity than those who focus on the negative. That only makes sense and yet for […]

In Spite of Myself

by Ladd
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“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want,” are the opening words of the 23ed Psalm and some of the most reassuring in the entire Bible. It’s good for us to meditate on this verse because so many people have a view of God that is so different than how these few […]

We’re Not Alone

by Ladd
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When I got home this afternoon Ruth greeted me with the news that she had signed me up for Facebook. After all these years of resisting I’ve finally joined the extended family. This evening I’ve been looking at  pictures of  people who have confirmed to be friends and a lot of memories are rolling around […]

Driving In the Fog

by Ladd
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The other morning I drove into the city to pick up a friend at the airport. It was foggy all the way there and at places where the road hugged the coast it was pea soup. Driving in  nasty weather always puts me on edge and the result is my emotions get a bit hyper. […]

Instead of battles we need blessings

by Ladd
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When I first became a Christian I sat down and filled a complete notebook with notes that I took from a number of books I read on 1 Timothy. The notebook is long-lost, but the joy of the book has stayed with me throughout the years. Paul’s letter to his young friend more than any […]

We Pray, God Listens

by Ladd
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“I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you […]

Welcome to my first blog.

by Ladd
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One day Peter and John were going to the temple to pray when they encountered a man who was unable to walk since birth. He was begging for a few coins and asked the two men to help him. He was probably disappointed with their answer since they didn’t have any silver or gold, but […]