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May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. (Psalm 19:14, MSG)

Thursday, January 24, 2013


I've made him stubborn, him and his servants, so I can force him to look at these signs, and so you'll be able to tell your children. (Genesis 10:1-2, MSG)

God made Pharaoh stubborn for two reasons: the first was make  him look at the signs God sent. I'm focusing on the second: "So you'll be able to tell your children."

In the words of a song popular when I was in college, "if I never had a problem, I wouldn't know God could solve them."  

Times God came through when all seemed hopeless--those are the stories God wants me to tell my children and grandchildren. There's the Christmas God gave us a microwave (important since we only had a stovetop). How about all those contracts I received just as an expense cropped up? Or when God gave us the apartment of our dreams? 

If I hadn't known poverty, or illness, or homelessness, or grief--I wouldn't know how God could work in those situations.

In a way, that's why I started this blog: God has done things for me that I'm bursting to share with others. 

I'd love to hear some of your stories, about times God has acted on your behalf. 


  1. I just looked up that song, it's called "Through it All." I love that song, have listened to it many times :)

    I am writing my book for just that reason, to show how God shows up through it all, and solves the impossible ...

    thanks Darlene :)

  2. Amen! God solves the impossible. I love that thought.