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Jan Christiansen
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to encourage, inspire and provoke when necessary :)
to encourage, inspire and provoke when necessary :)

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Do the storms of life cause you to question God?

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Jesus had Questions of His Own
One day as Jesus and his disciples sat by the lake, a throng of people gathered around him. He took the opportunity to deliver a stirring message, filled with many parables. Toward evening, he said to his disciples, "Let's go over to the other side." They l...

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You've prayed (many times) yet the answer has not come. You're weary, sick, alone and feel as if God has forgotten you. You've read, believed and stood on God's promises. You feel your faith wavering, your hope fading, your trust crumbling. You are holding on frantically, but losing your grip. You know God loves you, wants the best for you and is able to rescue you, yet He has not yet stepped in and you wonder why. What purpose could there be to this waiting?

Dear friend, you are not alone.

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Waiting on God - You're not Alone
You've prayed (many times) yet the answer has not come. You're weary, sick, alone and feel as if God has forgotten you. You've read, believed and stood on God's promises. You feel your faith wavering, your hope fading, your trust crumbling. You are holding ...

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In the arms of Jesus
photo courtesy mokra , rgbstock.com He threatens and my heart catches in my throat. God, no! My mind runs ahead, imagining the scenario. I am horrified shaken to the core. This beautiful boy with so much life to live He can't mean it! I mentally snatch him ...

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Appearances can be Deceiving
Things are not always as they seem A silent God is not an absent God An unanswered prayer is not always a "no" A chance meeting may not be unplanned A hopeless cause is not hopeless when God is involved So, look beyond appearances below the surface and ask ...

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When your kids say they're sorry, how do you know they really mean it? How does God know we really mean it when we're the ones saying "sorry?"

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There's more to repentance than you thought.
I recently made a trip home to Ohio for the holidays and had a wonderful time with my large circle of family and friends.  Coming home, I was glad to be with my husband, but quickly became dissatisfied with the loneliness of life here in Arizona. What famil...

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Wrote this back in 2012. Just read it again and it brought tears to my eyes.

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