We Can Be in Peace During Life’s Storms

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“Don’t let your heart be troubled…” (John 14:1). What thoughts came into your mind when you read that? Anything like this: “Yeah, that’s easy for you to say!” “Are you kidding me?” “How can my heart not be troubled? You …

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Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace

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“Let’s therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace for help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 [The following is taken from the devotional book Heaven and Nature Sing, …

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Why Symbiotic Relationships in Nature are So Cool

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Symbiotic relationships—when two widely different natural species depend on each other for survival—are fascinating! Some relationships don’t benefit both parties and some harm one party—in the case of parasites, for example. We’re going to look here at “mutually symbiotic” relationships …

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Can Rest Cause You to Thrive?

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“God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because He rested in it from all His work of creation which He had done.” Genesis 2:3 (NOTE: I’ve taken and expanded on the devotional for June 2 in Heaven and …

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How to Thrive through Desert Seasons

As any follower of Jesus knows, our life involves some “desert seasons.” Dryness in any—or many—areas of life. These desert seasons are never without hope! In Heaven and Nature Sing, there are four back-to-back devotionals in April that talk about …

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