More Words From the Duck Pen: Running the Race to Victory

How do we successfully deal with hardships in this life? The writer of Hebrews talks about running a successful race. I have been a long distance runner for years and this life metaphor totally hits me in the feels… the life strategies that running has taught me perfectly correlate to running the race of life victoriously by fixing our eyes on our goal… Jesus Christ! More words from the duck pen!

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People want to know how do you know God’s will? How do you hear His voice?? The most important answer is TIME with Him. Time with Him in prayer, in His Word to us. There is no replacement for TIME with God.

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[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] This morning as I prayed, a phrase from Ephesians 6:13 kept running through my mind, "...stand your ground, and after you have done everything...stand." That's the armor passage, the one where Paul encourages us to "put on the full armor of God" so that we'll be able to standRead more

Thankful For The Struggles

[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] Many Christians think God only gives us happy gifts... thinks like money, nice vacations, a good job, a winning football team. And he DOES give us happy gifts sometimes. But reality is more complicated than that. When life gets really tough -- a cancer diagnosis, a death -- thoseRead more

Works & Grace

This battle between works (the law) and grace (freedom) begin in that very first church. People have been trying to save themselves through their good works ever since. But “if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

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He ALWAYS Responds

My experience has been that every time anyone humbles themselves by crying out to God for help, He ALWAYS responds. This has been true in my own life. I’ve observed it happen to others. And it happened over and over to the people in the Bible.

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My Promise Chapter

Isaiah 30 is my promise chapter. Many decades ago, God gave a word to me through another believer from Isaiah 30:18-26. I didn’t understand how it applied to me back then. But over the years, God has revealed more and more of its meaning to me.

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