When God Speaks

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About 10 years ago, as a young mother of a toddler with severe mental disabilities, I was struggling with how God could love my son (and me as well).It was very evident that Justin could sin but I don’t think that He understood repentance.How would he ever understand salvation?  What was his purpose in life if he couldn’t understand God?Would he be condemned to hell if he doesn’t repent?Why did God create human beings who couldn’t serve Him or others and who made everyone else's life very difficult?There was a middle-aged man at our church who had struggled with some of those same types of ...[Read more]

God’s Garden

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the LORD will guide you always: he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. you will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11 God's garden Each morning at Joni and Friends Family Retreats, as I head out the door of my cabin, I grab my camera.  I can't wait to see the flowers that are blooming.  New flowers seem to appear over night!  I marvel as the morning sun hits their intense colors, brilliant and breath taking.  Every day, they grow more beautiful than the day before, I can't resist ...[Read more]