God is listening — are we?

With the murder of George Floyd on May 25th and all the discussion that has since come about, I am reminded of the story of Hagar, the Egyptian servant of Sarah.

Twice, Hagar found herself alone in the wilderness.  Twice, Hagar was looked down upon, mistreated, “dealt harshly with,” and cast away.  Twice, Hagar’s life and the life of her son were on the line.  Twice, Hagar was at the point of despair.  And twice, God intervened, because He saw and heard her affliction:

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6 Reasons I’m so thankful for my Christian husband

I am so very grateful to be married to a strong Christian man.  There are many reasons why, but here are six:

1 — Because my husband is quick to forgive me (and the Lord knows I need it).  He follows Christ’s example in being “tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave [me]” (Eph. 4:32)

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A handful of quietness

Better is a handful of quietness
than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. 

— Ecclesiastes 4:6

At the beginning of this period of social isolation, my wise preacher husband said in a Facebook Live session that this time of solitude and, for some, rest from work, had the potential to be very beneficial to our spiritual lives — if we would let it.  If we would choose to spend time in quietness with God.

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