Even in the Suffering

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“You’re already doing it now. Will I have the confidence to believe You?”

Those were the words that reverberated in my heart as I woke up, my eyes barely open enough to make out the vague shape of my journal and reach for my flashlight.

It’s been a while, I know. But I had this dream— and I just had to share… Continue reading

Step-by-Step Direction

sherjc.com_fence_signsThis is part 2 of a 3-part series. Read part 1: Circling the Mountain.

“For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
–Paul, Romans 15:4

Just as Paul says here and later on to Timothy (2 Timothy 3:14-17), all Scripture is a gift from God, given to us so that we might know how to live this life of faith in God. So these few verses in Deuteronomy 2:1-4b are not only recounting history as Moses speaks of the people of Israel circling the mountain, but they tell us something very important about God and how He relates to us. Continue reading

Circling the Mountain

Image“Then we turned and set out for the wilderness by way to the Red Sea, as the Lord spoke to me, and circled Mount Seir for many days. And the Lord spoke to me saying, ‘You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north, and command the people saying…'”
–Moses, Deuteronomy 2:1-4b (emphasis mine)

I just started rereading Deuteronomy, the book where Moses recaps all that the people of Israel had experienced up until this point. I resumed my reading in chapter 2 today, and in just these few verses, I gained more insight into the strange (to me anyhow) ways of the Lord. Continue reading

A Faithful Friend (Part 2): Communication Station

This is the second post in a series on faithful friendship. Read part 1.

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves…” –Paul, Philippians 2:3

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love…” –Paul, Romans 13:10a (emphasis mine)

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.”Proverbs 27:6

So does being a faithful friend mean that you come at conflict happily with hammer in hand? To do some serious wounding? Or that you always put your friend on blast every time something he or she does annoys or, worse, deeply hurts you? Continue reading