Samuel’s retirement as Judge of Israel and the lessons for us today

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (1621–1674) Hannah presenting her son Samuel to the priest EliSamuel had been a faithful man of God since his mother Hannah had presented him to Eli in the temple when Samuel was three years old. You might remember Hannah's prayer. The LORD had closed her womb, and desperately Hannah wanted a …

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Do you struggle with condemnation? It’s not complicated. Don’t.

Post-salvation, do you ever feel any condemnation, or ever struggle with it? A lot of people do, especially new Christians. I don't want to seem super-spiritual or anything, but I don't struggle with condemnation. I'll tell you why, and maybe it would be encouraging.Accused of being dogmatic all my life, I always saw things in …

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Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, and other thoughts

Here are a few eclectic things for your consideration today.I had a great burst of creative energy a few years ago and I made collages in my art journal. That burst seems to have gone away but I still have some of the results. The compositions and even the execution are rudimentary, but they served …

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