Category Archives: God Protects

The Long Road

God called the Israelites to the long road out of Egypt to the Promised Land. He “…did not lead them on the road through Philistine country, though that was the shortest way.” (Exodus 13:17, NCV) Why not? I would argue … Continue reading

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The Lifeguard

What a demanding week. Between triple digit temperatures wilting energy, gardens frying in the drought, and the debt debate churning fear about the economy, who isn’t ready for a break from daily burdens? That’s why I envied the neighbor’s two … Continue reading

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Our Father

The fight was on. The neighborhood tough shoved my brother in his chest. An exchange of words escalated into a challenge to settle the disagreement with fists. Friends who flanked the two foes now encircled them. The boys wrestled each … Continue reading

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When God Works

            Lightning flashed in the distance. Although a storm approached, I would not let it dampen the happiness that warmed me after our Sunday get together with our daughter, her fiancé, and his family. I thanked God for the day, prayed … Continue reading

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Fighting the Enemy

The growling dog charged the moment I opened my car door. Quickly slamming it, I barely avoided his teeth sinking into my leg. He planted himself beside the car and snarled viciously, daring  me to open the door. I froze, … Continue reading

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When God Closes Doors: Is He Shutting Me Out…or In?

“I’m sorry. We’ve decided to go in a different direction.” That was polite for, “We picked someone else, not you.” The door of opportunity slammed in front of me.             Disappointment and confusion followed. My perfect job and next step … Continue reading

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