Posts from July 2014

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A Restless Evil…

by Ladd
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In our Tuesday evening Bible study group we ended up studying James chapter three. “Look at the ships also though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So the tongue is a little member and boasts of […]

Lifelines in the Storms

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God has made scores of promises to us throughout the Bible but there are at least six that we should be familiar with and hold onto with both hands. 1. “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 19 It is probably good at […]

LORD God of Heaven, the Great and Awesome God…

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Nehemiah said, “I beseech You, LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and loving-kindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments………O Lord, I beseech you, may your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant and the prayer of your servants who delight to revere your […]

“Is Anything too Hard for Me?” Jeremiah 32:27

by Ladd
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“The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: ‘Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?’ “ Jeremiah 32:27 That’s a great question; is anything too difficult for God? Are your financial woes so overwhelming that God can’t guide you through the mess? Are your personal and […]

Freedom Is a Dirty Word…

by Ladd
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The last two posts have drawn quite a few comments from our readers. Unfortunately, almost all of the comments were in the form of personal emails to me and not to the comment section of the posts. I think if they had been posted we would have a wonderful conversation going over the nature of […]

Amazing Grace Indeed!

by Ladd
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The last post really hit a cord with quite a number of you. It seems that many of us have gone through the same experience with legalism and have come out the other side battered and beaten. Last weekend a friend dropped by and we began talking about our experiences in a “non user friendly” […]

We Have Changed

by Ladd
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Some of you are not going to like this post, and some of you are going to disagree with it. But some of you are going to agree with what I have to say. A few nights ago at a Bible study that I belong to someone commented that the problem with the church is […]

Twists and Turns of God’s Leading

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“What causes wars, and what causes fightings among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members? You desire and do not have; so you kill. And you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and wage war. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do […]

Seventeen Pounds!!

by Ladd
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Seventeen pounds!! I couldn’t believe it when I stood on the scales. I’m up seventeen pounds since last summer. I shake the scales and try again, this time I’ve gained a little over seventeen pounds. I take off my socks and try again—nothing. I thought, as you grow older your weight gain is about a […]

Dancers in the Halls of the Lord

by Ladd
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I was asked the other day why I call the blog Hope for Discouraged Christians? To explain this phrase I need to go back to the beginning. I spent 16 years being a discouraged Christian. I never stopped being a believer in Jesus but I just drifted away from any type of commitment to my […]