Running from the Hard Places

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“You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance” (Ps. 65:11 – NLT).

“To be commanded to love God at all, let alone in the wilderness, is like being commanded to be well when we are sick, to sing for joy when we are dying of thirst, to run when our legs are broken. But this is the first and great commandment nonetheless. Even in the wilderness – especially in the wilderness – you shall love him.” – Frederick Buechner

No doubt as we look back on 2013 we have been confronted with many challenges of life. Some are the tensions common to our day to day living and others test us far beyond what we believe we are capable of handling. There are leaky pipes and then there are leaky relationships; unexpected expenses and personal losses; piles of laundry and piles of debt…

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