Category Archives: Spiritual Formation

From Sadness

There are times and seasons of life when sadness and sorrow come in like a flood. With every wave, it feels like life itself is against us. Why do such times come? There are many reasons. But I don’t want … Continue reading

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This Way is Closed

There is a road near home that we like to take because it takes us around the busy state highway traffic.  Recently our town decided to close the entire road and put in a roundabout.   One day, when I was … Continue reading

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Shovel – Ready Ground

…break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord. (Hosea 10:12) It was December 2008, the U.S. and world economies were on the brink of utter collapse, and the owners of Westlund Concepts, a small business, … Continue reading

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Conversations About Christmas

Now we know that no knows the mind of God, but sometimes I wonder how the first conversation about Christmas went. We have no record of this conversation, but I wonder if it went something like this…. God the Father … Continue reading

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Fight the Good Fight

Fight the good fight of faith. (I Timothy 6:12) These battles will soon pass, and on glorious shores you will look back with thankfulness for the lessons and the endurance and the perseverance these momentary struggles built into your very … Continue reading

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Not by Sight

I wanted to share an excerpt from a book I am working on.  This is from a chapter titled “Not by Sight.”  Hope you enjoy it and are encouraged by it… “Now faith is the assurance or the confirmation, of … Continue reading

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Even at Low Tide, the Ocean is Full

We must not be disappointed if the tides are not always equally high. Even at low tide the ocean is just as full. – A. B. Simpson I have often wondered why the Lord leads his children to dry places … Continue reading

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