Category Archive: Personal Thoughts

Aug 31

MORTALITY AND ETERNITY

I have been writing for the Matsu Greatlander a year now; I enjoy it, and hope readers have found spiritual encouragement in each article. June’ 2014’s theme was ‘Going Coastal,’ I was on the path of researching some of Alaska’s coastal cities. Alaska has some of the most varied and beautiful coastline in the world, …

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Aug 08

Seek His Face

Psalm 27:7-14 7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. 8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”  Your face, Lord, I will seek. 9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger;  you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. …

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Jan 15

Give thanks in all circumstances

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18 How can I be joyful always when life is sometimes difficult and disappointing?  How can I give thanks in all circumstances, especially when my hopes and dreams are crushed?  I have learned …

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Dec 19

Living through the pain

Everyone suffers pain, whether it be physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, professional.  It’s part of life.  The way we react to it is what refines our character.  I sometimes wonder, however, why so much is necessary.  I suffer chronic pain from both migraines and permanent neck injury.  They feed off of each other, one can incite …

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