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Pure Joy by Bridget A. Thomas

I was recently reading some familiar verses found in James 1:2-4 where the Bible tells us to “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your … Continue reading

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Legacy by Bridget A. Thomas

There are certain words that I love to hear, such as the word “seek.” Whenever I hear it, it reminds me to seek the Lord with all my mind, heart, and soul. And my heart warms when I hear the … Continue reading

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Not a Superhero by Bridget A. Thomas

Stress! We all have stress from time to time, due to external circumstances. And sometimes we have stress from our own doing. If you are like me, maybe you put too much pressure on yourself. Maybe you try to juggle … Continue reading

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Remind Yourself of Truth by Bridget A. Thomas

These past couple of years our world has given us a lot to fret about. Just turn on the news for five minutes and discouragement will come knocking. It can be so difficult to put one foot in front of … Continue reading

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We’re All Just Walking Each Other Home

Home. The meaning of that word is different for everyone. For some, home is a place where we feel the safest. Our little sanctuary in a world filled with uncertainty. To others, home is the place where we grew up. … Continue reading

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Unanswered Prayers by Bridget A. Thomas

Many years ago, my husband and I attended a high school baseball game, in which our friend’s son was one of the athletes. I don’t remember a whole lot about this particular game and I can’t tell you who won. … Continue reading

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Running Ahead of God by Bridget A. Thomas

My husband and I enjoy watching college baseball and softball games around this time of year. A few years ago there was a girls softball game between Alabama and Ole Miss that left an impression on me. These aren’t teams … Continue reading

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Why Am I Struggling So Much? by Bridget A. Thomas

What is wrong with me? I asked myself this question recently. I was feeling irritated, frustrated, depressed, and angry. On the surface, there seemed to be no good reason for the turmoil of emotions. It went on for days and I … Continue reading

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Reclaiming My Other Shoe by Julie Arduini

I’ve written before that my theme for this year is reclaim. There is so much the true defeated one has stolen from us, and I feel the season is now to go into his camp and take it back. The … Continue reading

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What Are You Clinging To? by Bridget A. Thomas

I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely. – Psalm 63:8 Have you ever carried too many things in your hands and felt one of the items slowly slipping through your fingers, as you desperately tried to … Continue reading

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A Momentary Discomfort by Nancy J. Farrier

A few weeks ago, my husband had an outpatient medical procedure done at a hospital. It was nothing serious, a simple health checkup that requires a few hours.  As I waited for him in the quiet hospital waiting room, a … Continue reading

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Confidence in God by Bridget A. Thomas

My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart! – Psalm 108:1 Do you have confidence in God? You might ask, “What does it mean to have confidence in God?” … Continue reading

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An Introduction for Modern Readers by James R. Coggins

A couple of generations ago, things were much different. Back then, most people in North America—whether believing Christians or not—had a basic understanding of the main teachings of Christianity. Today, the church exists in a culture that is largely disconnected … Continue reading

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Praising God When You’re Worried by Bridget A. Thomas

Do you make praising God a priority in your life? I confess I didn’t know the importance of praising God until 2020. When we went through the pandemic, and the world seemed to fall apart, there were two things that … Continue reading

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When Things Go Wrong by Bridget A. Thomas

Have you ever felt as though God has abandoned you? In Psalm 88:14, the psalmist asks, “Why, Lord, do you reject me and hide your face from me?” At times in life, we might feel these words deep in our … Continue reading

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