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While travelling on a flight last year, I casually took the shortbread biscuits [cookies] offered to me by the stewardess. The shortbread was especially good, and I turned over the package and began reading about the ingredients. Here’s what it said: “The Isle of Mull is renowned for wild and unspoilt landscapes and its welcoming islanders. It’s our home and where we make these particularly characterful biscuits. We mix only the best organic ingredients and bake them using unique ovens that are heated by Mull’s plentiful renewable timber. Like our organic ingredients this is not only environmentally sustainable, but…

Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men. Moreover, at Daniel’s request the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego administrators over the province of Babylon, while Daniel himself remained at the royal court. (Daniel 2:48-49, NIV) God allows us to face obstacles in order for us to grow. One minute life can be going perfectly well and you couldn’t imagine anything happening to change that. I’m sure that Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego…

Micah 7:8 “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness the Lord shall be a light unto me.” I have always read this scripture incorrectly. For some reason, I always made “enemy” plural. I would read it in my mind “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemies.” As if every person who hurt me, rejected me, or didn’t agree with me was automatically an enemy. I have come to the realization that no matter the situation, there is only one enemy at work. The person that continues to hurt you,…