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Wilderness Experiences

Ever since God banished Adam and Eve from the garden, we have all had to work through various seasons in the wilderness. The Bible doesn’t say “if” you experience this; it instead says, “when!” Listen to the Lord who created you, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are…

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A journey in the wilderness

Have you been on a journey through a wilderness? How would you describe it? Was it a wilderness of shame, loneliness, depression, doubt, grief, or pain? While none of us long for a walk through a wilderness – but we can expect to experience one. After all, our Master, Jesus, walked the wilderness. The servant…

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Lessons to Learn from Exodus

In thinking about the wilderness this week, I read some of the Israelites’ story from Exodus. We can learn at least six things about their journey through the desert! One  When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was…

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The wilderness awaits

The desert waits,Ready for those who come,Who come obedient to the Spirit’s leading;Or who are driven,Because they will not come any other way. The desert waits,Ready to let us know who we are—The place of discovery. And we fear, and rightlyThe loneliness and emptiness and harshness,We forget the angels,Whom we cannot see for our blindness,But…

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Grateful for the Journey

I am struck by this concept of journey.   Our lives are not a singular journey birth to death but an accumulation of journeys. There is no by-pass … we have to go through.  I think of physical journeys with varying speed limits, stoplights, highways, small towns, big cities. The journey experience entertains wide varieties…

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