Truth about God from a Jigsaw Puzzle

I’ve loved jigsaw puzzles all my life. The ability to fit every piece exactly where it belongs eases a basic craving. But that delight is something I have to remember when I empty the box on to the table. There’s a lot to do before the joy returns.

Have you ever noticed how much life’s like that? Nothing around you makes sense, but somehow you have to keep functioning. Maybe like me, a vague idea that you’re not alone permeates the foggy shroud, but it doesn’t necessarily cheer you. Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Wait

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD (Psalm 27:14).

David wrote those words at the close of a review of his needs and a list of requests.

In the face of intense stress and roiling emotions, the shepherd-turned-king announced to himself as much as his readers that trusting the LORD was the commitment to pursue.

I sure wish I had the ability to slow down and look up. How about you? Continue reading

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Power to Handle Hard Times

angry womanEarthquake-like tremors shook her entire body. She was as stiff as a totem pole and her poker straight arms ended in white-knuckled fists. Three words burst from her mouth like cannon balls. “How dare she.”

I’m sure my eyebrows touched my hairline as I ushered Lilli out the door and onto the sidewalk. My hand kept a friendly but firm grasp on her upper arm as I guided her down the block to my car. The moment she secured the seatbelt her unintelligible sputtering halted. The ominous calm was equally disturbing. Continue reading

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