Be Brave, Bilbo

Pensive Ponderings

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Every day we live is a page of the story of our epic adventure into life. We are protagonists moving forward into some glory or peril. This may sound over-the-top, but it’s true. We’re all Bilbo Baggins on some stage of the journey. Some of us have yet to be made uncomfortable by disrespectful dwarves and cunning wizards. Some of us are being enchanted by the song of long forgotten gold. Some of us are running out the door without our hats. And some of us are discovering we can be brave like we’ve never been before.

A great many of us get stuck before we ever hit the adventure. We’re smoking our pipes on our doorsteps, expecting nothing and pursuing nothing. We have no drive. We have not purpose. We have no forward motion. A lot of us are fine with that, but a few are becoming restless, and…

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Are You Losing Faith in God?

faithThere is a disturbing trend in our world today. Many people are walking away from faith in God. More disturbing, I don’t think it is a trend, I think it is a real dilemma in people’s lives. Because of the tragedies they have seen in our world, they wonder, “How could God exist with all this evil in the world?”. See below, how I broach the subject and I hope it brings you some hope if you are wondering yourself. DON’T LOSE YOUR FAITH IN GOD!

 

COULD THIS WHOLE THING BE ABOUT LOVE????

imagesVB3OTIXJCould this whole thing be about love? I mean, could a Divine Father truly be longing for His children to the degree of death? Not a romantic idea of death, but an actual powerful event of deepest sacrifice and longing to ransom a son/daughter out of the clutches of an enemy bent on their destruction?