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So That’s What it Means to Go

Can I share a frustration with you? I’m not very good at gardening, but we have a really large flower bed in front of our house, so I’m forced to do it. You know what annoys me about gardening? The plants I want to grow seem to require ideal conditions to grow. For example, they need just the right amount of water to grow. Not too much, not too little. So I do my best but inevitably I forget to…

Praying in Time of Need

When do you ask others for help? I really dislike doing it. If at all possible, I would rather do something on my own instead of asking for help from someone else. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to be a burden to the other person. Sometimes, I realize I need help because of my own dumb fault and it would be embarrassing to ask for help. I feel like my prayer life sometimes follows this pattern as well. Rather…

Coincidence. Or Not.

I’m always suspicious when coincidences occur in my life. I suppose that sometimes, these coincidences are merely that: coincidences. But more often, I think something far more important is happening. Instead of coincidences, maybe these are God-ordained appointments? And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, ordering the jailer to keep them safely. Acts 16:23 Paul and Silas were preaching about Jesus when some people became upset. The crowd joined with them and before…