Patience: I want it now!

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The old saying goes something like this “I’m willing to learn patience but will it take long?”  Patience is one of the character qualities that is never actually learned by reading about it. Before you write that correction note to me, hang on. I know the Bible teaches about patience. It illustrates it through the lives of many people, like Job for example. It tells us that one aspect of the fruit of the Spirit controlling our lives is patience. But we don’t actually have a handle on it until we are tested.

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The Adventure of Faith

The life of faith is an adventure like none other. This coming January 16th, I will celebrate yet another birthday. They seem to come all too frequently these days. One thing that I never tire of is seeing how God leads us, no matter how old I get.  There are turns and twists, unexpected surprises and discouraging situations.  It reminds me of the eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews in the New Testament.   Continue reading