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On asking and receiving

“But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he should receive anything from the Lord, since he is a double minded individual, unstable in all his ways.” [James 1:6-8) […]

Need wisdom?

I forgot to include the last part of the sentence on endurance yesterday. “And let endurance have its perfect effect so that you will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything.“ Now this transition makes more sense: “But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and […]

Effective Endurance

And let endurance have its perfect effect, so that you will be perfect and complete. [James 1:4 NET] Allowing our faith to be tested develops spiritual endurance. And endurance holds spiritual benefits, enabling us to become whole and complete. But do we value endurance including its marathon process of becoming complete? If you’re distracted by […]

Falling into Joy

My mental file contains several categories for joy: Family. Nature. Silence. Music. Fluffy pets. Recreation. Gourmet food. Joy are the three shiny letters which hold our Christmas stockings. Joy is hearing that belly-giggle, a warm hug, a bowl of soup, the fire after the snow, fluffy dogs waiting at the door for your return. Joy […]

Intro to James [Scripture Log]

Hi friends, Join my scripture journal through James. It’s one of my favorite sacred text I memorized five years ago and have recited a few dozen times to various audiences. James’ voice is passionate and sincere, straightforward and overall encouraging. I keep thinking he is part German because he speaks so directly with little “fluff” […]