Here and There (February 23)

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When God Calls You Out  – “And he will prove his enough-ness to us. He will show us time and time again that all we need is found in him. All that we lack finds an abundance in his grace. Yes, we would fail. The weight is too much, and like Paul, we can’t carry this in our own strength. But God is there. His sovereign hand is our guide. His heart of mercy is our anchor. He will make our faith stand. He will be our God in Jesus Christ.”

Rejoicing in Lament  –  Todd Billings has been diagnosed with incurable cancer.  Here are 7 takeaways from his book, Rejoicing in Lament.

How to Deal With Wounding in the Church  – Some suggestions on dealing with hurt within the church body.

What Do We Say To Grieving People?  – “But here’s the truth. When you’ve gone through the loss of a loved one, it’s almost as if there is a barrier put up between you and every person in your world. And it’s not until that person acknowledges your loss that that barrier comes down. And it doesn’t have to be anything brilliant.”

One Reason Why We Lose Our Joy  – “Our joy is lost the moment we take our eyes off of Christ and put them on lesser things.  One of the main reasons we lose our joy is we become discontent and in doing that we forget our God is sovereign and in control of all the circumstances of our lives.”

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