Author Archives: Wisdomforlife

About Wisdomforlife

Just another worker in God's field.

How I pray in times of need

It’s easy to confuse our needs and our wants – even as adults. Continue reading

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Responding to grief

Deep reflection on grief and grieving. Continue reading

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10 things teens don’t want from communication

Communicating with teens can be tricky. Don’t panic. It’s fairly normal (though not the same with every teen). You might not agree with everything in the list of “don’ts” below, but it makes for good reflection and discussion. The journey … Continue reading

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5 purposes of pain (by C. S. Lewis)

Can you think of other purposes? Continue reading

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Do not be yoked together with unbelievers

Originally posted on Wisdomforlife:
“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For….what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? (II Corinthians 6:14-15) To be “yoked together” pictures two oxen sharing the same yoke while plowing a field. An…

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Separation of Church and State

Originally posted on Wisdomforlife:
Whenever people talk about morality in relation to government, someone always seems ready to ask, “What about separation of Church and State?” The First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or…

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Seven guidelines for understanding the Old Testament

Originally posted on Wisdomforlife:
The laws revealed in the Old Testament (O.T.) were not originally given for us to follow today as God’s will for our lives. They were required of God’s people during Old Testament history to distinguish them…

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Is the Bible really from God? part 1

Originally posted on Wisdomforlife:
Sometimes it becomes necessary to restate the basic truths that many had considered to be clear for years. Such a time has come regarding the origin and nature of the Bible. At the present moment in…

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Who will have the Son?

Originally posted on Wisdomforlife:
The story was told of a wealthy man and his son who loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the…

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Do you struggle with incopability?

Originally posted on Wisdomforlife:
My wife and I traveled many years ago to a speaking engagement at a Church on West 57th Street in New York City. During our ministry there, we stayed in a hospitality house on 75th street. While…

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