Hope for the Halfling

“Maybe Treebeard’s right. We don’t belong here, Merry. It’s too big for us. What can we do in the end? We’ve got the Shire. Maybe we should go.” “The fires of Isengard will spread. And the woods of Tuckborough and … Continued

Processing Discontentment

Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better. –Florence Nightingale, humanitarian and writer By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling … Continued

Losers for Jesus

Those that God used in the past were just ordinary people with an extraordinary Master. They were not all champions of great faith, but little people who saw their own need, and put their small faith in a great God. –Winkie Pratney, revivalist and author … Continued

Isolation Isn’t Our Friend

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves … Continued

Finding Sabbath Rest

The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and communion with the vine; and at the right time, and in the … Continued

The Wisdom of Cutting Back

Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.  –Pete Seeger, folk singer Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent … Continued

Serving from Overflow

Love is the overflow of joy in God! It is not duty for duty’s sake, or right for right’s sake. It is not a resolute abandoning of one’s own good with a view solely to the good of the other person. It … Continued

Letting Go of Control

If there be, therefore, perpetual failure in your life, it cannot arise from any weakness or impotence in the Mighty God; but from some failure on your part. That failure may probably be discovered in one of three hiding places—imperfect … Continued

Journey through Obscurity

Just as water ever seeks and fills the lowest place, so the moment God finds you abased and empty, His glory and power flow in. –Andrew Murray, pastor and author Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed … Continued

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