i held out hope.

Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Hebrews 6:11

Celebrating a recent anniversary, doing the things we enjoy together.

Lifelong love is harder than it sounds.

There’s a reason why many marriages and relationships don’t last. Love requires vulnerability, and this invites the possibility of being hurt.

You may have experienced hurt from having loved someone, but you have probably also experienced the unconditional love of others.

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thrive.

All you who

put your hope in

the Lord

be strong

and brave.

Psalm 31:24

It takes courage to follow God where we sense Him leading. Sometimes the path is clearly obvious – a well-worn trail blazed by the Saints that have gone before us. However, there are other times that we sense Him leading in a new direction, on a new path. In some ways, it’s not even a path; it’s an uncharted trail that has yet to be traversed.

Courage isn’t something that comes naturally to most.

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a new song

But I will sing of thy might; I will sing aloud of thy steadfast love in the morning. For thou hast been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Psalm 59:16

There are stories woven throughout Scripture of God’s great love for his people. We see him parting seas, crushing boulders, and quietening storms. He feeds the hungry and heals the sick. He cries with those who mourn, comforts the lonely, and stands with the forgotten. His character is consistent of a loving and faithful God who meets his people in their time of need.

Why then, do we so easily forget that the God we serve is the same God that has always been?

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