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Why Not Me?

Other Originals by Grace Hope Gratitude Music Why me? It’s a common question, especially when unspoken. Rarely do we flip perspectives and ask, why NOT me? Perhaps we should. It might make life easier to bear. Related Bible Verses Job 5:6-7 For hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from  the …

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Why is the Night

Other Originals by Grace Hope Gratitude Music Does it ever feel like night is endless? Figuratively, I mean. That the awful situation you are in will last forever? I’ve been in such a situation for years on end. It HAS gotten better, but often feels only like variations of darkness. Dawn feels like it’s close, …

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Walls of Jericho

Other Originals by Grace Hope Gratitude Music In the Old Testament, there’s an incredible story about the Israelites who knock down a massive city wall simply by marching around it 13 times and then making a lot of noise. Of course, it was God who really did it, but why did he choose to use …

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Where Can I Hide My Heart?

Other Originals by Grace Hope Gratitude Music Life ain’t ideal, we know that. A lot of people in the society I live in like to talk about “being true to yourself, no matter what others think,” but for most folks, that’s simply unrealistic. We care too much what others think of us, and we love-hate …

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What Does it Take to Grow Up?

Other Originals by Grace Hope Gratitude Music Growing up means new responsibilities, but also new burdens. The process of growing can hurt, but can also be fun. And in some ways, growing up is a choice, although growing old isn’t… Related Bible Verses 1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I talked like a …

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This is What I Want

Other Originals by Grace Hope Gratitude Music CS Lewis once said: “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, thy will be done, and those to whom God says, in the end, Thy will be done.” That’s meant to be a scary quote. Those who have their way …

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The Difference Between Us

Other Originals by Grace Hope Gratitude Music Marriage is a mystery. Why do two people choose to link themselves together for life when any thinking person can see that learning to intertwine your life with someone else’s requires an enormous amount of patience, forgiveness, and plain hard work? Because most of the time, two are …

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Sister Earth

Other Originals by Grace Hope Gratitude Music Our environment is our responsibility to protect, and the one environment we all share is our planet–Earth. We are stewards of our home, but we often steward it badly. Polluted air and water create diseases in humans and animals, natural disasters destroy lives…and much of the destruction is …

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Sick and Tired

Other Originals by Grace Hope Gratitude Music Sickness and tiredness happen to everyone, sooner or later. But we often hasten or worsen our sicknesses, physical and mental, by what we do or do not do. God does not promise us perfect health, perpetually, but He does give us several good principles in His Word for how we …

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Right Now

Other Originals by Grace Hope Gratitude Music In many modern American churches, it seems we often talk about God’s goodness toward us, but fail to mention our obligation to obey Him. With reason, of course. There are people who understand “obedience” from a legalistic standpoint, turning it into pharaseeism, hypocrisy, and salvation-by-works. That is terribly …

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