It was a particularly hot day last summer when the businessman turned farmer hit his limit.
He threw his tools down in the middle of his work and was ready to call it quits.
It was just too much.
You see, after tasting success in many areas of business, this man had turned to farming in his “semi-retired” stage of life. And last Sunday, he confessed his struggles to our congregation. The life of the farmer, he found out, is extremely hard.
It was a bad moment that hot summer’s day for the new farmer. One where he about lost his religion. But he said that there was one good thing that came out of it — he heard the voice of God. You see, after that tough day God told the man that he wanted “in” on his new venture, that he wanted to help.
The man experienced an epiphany out there in the field and through it all, the Holy Spirit showed him ...
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Who is God? And what does it mean to have your identity grounded in Him? The world says one thing about you and God says something entirely different. Which one will you believe? Colossians 2:10 says that you have everything when you have Christ. Believe it and receive the truth about yourself.
The email came as a surprise and after reading it, I felt like I had been punched in the gut.
A woman who had been receiving email updates from my Christian Devotional blog had decided to unsubscribe and her reason left me deflated.
Her comment went something like this: “Sorry… your writing is just not speaking to my heart.”
Ouch. It was a blow, and it took me a few days to recover. My mind filled with questions like: Why even try? Is this how all my readers feel? How could I not see how awful I am?
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Laurie had been dealt a tough hand in life...
She was a nursing student in the college I attended, and she had a goal to make it through one of the toughest programs at our school with little or no support from her parents.
To me, Laurie was one of the funniest, most creative and self confident girls that I had met. As an underclassman, I found myself looking up to her, copying her and in some sense, wanting to be like her.
I don’t know if it was her struggle to make the grade or her lack of parental support, but Laurie had a downside that I only got a glimpse of from time to time. You see, she would sometimes believe a different story about herself.
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