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Caitlin Walker

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“He counts the stars and calls them all by name.” (Psalm 147:4) My three-year-old daughter and I had just arrived home from church one night. The evening was cooling down, and the sky shone brightly with millions of stars. She gazed up the heavens and exclaimed: “Mama, look at all the stars!” I took a moment to appreciate her excitement and we both looked on in wonder. She sighed and finally said, “I love stars.” As I read this verse, this sweet moment with my sleepy daughter played through my mind. My darling girl, as much as you love the…

“…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10) Have you felt okay when you really shouldn’t have?  Have you been confident in your God when life comes in the form of the big, bad wolf and blows your house down? Have you ever been able to stand strong in the face of adversity? If so, you must have the joy of the Lord! Pure, unadulterated joy can literally change your circumstances. It allows you to wake up every morning with a song in your heart, and praise on your lips. Joy drives you to be kind and…

“He healeth the broken hearted, and bindeth up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3) People are angry. Protests and violence run rampant on the streets of our cities. Hate fuels decisions, and makes people react in ways they typically wouldn’t. As I tried to sort out why these tragedies keep happening, one word crossed my mind. Hurt. Humanity long ago made the decision that we could handle hurt, fear and anger all on our own without the help of our Savior. We have all suffered some sort of personal tragedy or loss. Maybe abuse stole your childhood, a disease took a family member…