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‚Äôs example in being ‚Äútenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave [me]‚ÄĚ (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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