Author: Arwen McGilvra

I Don’t Change - God

Dealing with Storms

By his power the sea grew calm. By his skill he crushed the great sea monster. His Spirit made the heavens beautiful, and his power pierced the gliding serpent. These are just the beginning of all that he does, merely a whisper of his power....

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I Don’t Change - God

Standing the Test of Time

Our Lord, you are eternal! Your word will last as long as the heavens. You remain faithful in every generation, and the earth you created will keep standing firm. All things are your servants, and the laws you made are still in effect today. –...

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I Don’t Change - God

Overcoming Betrayal

It is not an enemy who taunts me—I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me—I could have hidden from them. Instead, it is you—my equal, my companion and close friend. – Psalm 55:12-13 (NLT) Many of you know the sting...

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I Don’t Change - God

Certainty Despite Change

Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. They will perish, but you remain forever; they will wear out like old clothing. You will change them like a garment and discard them. But you are always the...

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Thanks for Your Ancestors

Taking Hold of the Eternal

Always be joyful and never stop praying. Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (CEV) The turkey and dressing have been reduced to leftovers—and if you went to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving,...

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Thanks for Your Ancestors

Working for Value

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8 (NIV) It’s Black Friday. You may have been awake since before dawn, ready to head out with family and friends to “shop till you drop.”...

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Thanks for Your Ancestors

Thanks for Your Ancestors

Thanksgiving has been an annual holiday since 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father.” But it goes back even further. George Washington issued the first proclamation of thanks giving in 1789, the year he took...

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Finding Fulfillment

Finding Fulfillment

I said to myself, “Let’s go for it—experiment with pleasure, have a good time!” But there was nothing to it, nothing but smoke. - Ecclesiastes 2:1-2 (MSG) Ever feel the way Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, did when he wrote the words in the verse above?...

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