Posts from June 2013

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Faithful Through the Storm

by Ladd
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From personal experience I know it is easy to give up on God when things don’t go as planned. I’ve wondered where God was when I was diagnosed with MS, and I wondered where God was when I developed a growth on the pituitary gland, and I wondered where God was when I went through […]

What a Picture!

by Ladd
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God loves us unconditionally. There is absolutely nothing you and I can do to make God love us any more than He already does. There is also nothing that we can do to make God reject us or turn away from us. We may reject God and we may abandon Him, but He doesn’t give […]

Apostle of the Heart Set Free

by Ladd
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Many of you have probably noticed that we are studying the book of Galatians on this blog, and quite a few of you are studying along with us. If you don’t know where to find it, just go to the menu bar and you will find it under Digging Deeper/Galatians. I originally chose the Epistle […]

A Celebration Of Life

by Ladd
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My uncle owned a country store that was the center of activity for the village. On a Saturday evening, after chores were finished for the day, the farmers would start arriving to buy groceries and spend an hour or two catching up on the local news. During the year or so that I lived in […]

What Are We Thinking?!?

by Ladd
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Where have all our brain cells gone? Can you think of anything worse than sitting through an evening of commercial driven television? Why have we become so obsessed with other peoples lives and their stupid antics? Why are some people famous, and have their pictures plastered all over the pages of magazines and newspapers, when […]

He Will See Us Home

by Ladd
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Jesus is about to be arrested and taken before the religious and political powers of His day where He will be condemned, and eventually crucified. Yet, practically the last thing He does is to enter into prayer on behalf of the disciples and the lost world. What was it that was of such importance that […]

Prayer Isn’t About Stuff

by Ladd
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When I wrote the last blog I didn’t know it would stir up such reactions amongst so many of our readers. No one who wrote considered prayer just a ritual.  What amazed and excited me was the notion that, regardless of your struggles, you continue to pray, and trust God for answers. You may wonder […]

Wrestling With God

by Ladd
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I once received a phone call from a man who told me that he needed to see me immediately. Since I knew the man had been going through a rough time because of a recent divorce I crawled out of bed, got dressed and drove across town to his house. It didn’t take me long […]

No Visible Answer

by Ladd
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Chris Tomlin’s song, Enough, sums up our view of God, “All of you is more than enough for all of me. You satisfy every thirst and every need. Jesus, you are more than enough.” Paul writes, “my God will supply all your needs, according to His riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 19 If God […]

Don’t Give Up

by Ladd
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Many years ago the small congregation I pastored had an opportunity to buy a church in a part of the city that was best for our ministry. The church was reasonable in price and met all our needs, but we had a problem – no money. Being a small group and without any wealthy benefactors […]