Category Archives: thoughts by Darren Hewer

Stay Near to God

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
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God’s Timing is Not Ours

God’s timing is not ours: “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (1 Peter 3:8) Continue reading

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Let God’s Light Through

“Jesus said “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:5 “Jesus also said that “You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:14 Continue reading

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No Time to Pray?

Please consider Luke 11:1: “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” Martin Luther was an important and … Continue reading

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Hope in God

We will always experience suffering during our lives here on our fallen Earth. When we experience pain, our natural response is to question & ask why. Continue reading

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Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews … Continue reading

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Strength in Numbers

The Royal Gorge Bridge in Cañon City, Colorado was completed in 1929 at a cost of $350,000. (The relative cost today would be approximately $15 million dollars.) The bridge spans 1,260 feet and stands 150 feet above the ground below. … Continue reading

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Our One and Only Guide

“A man’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way?” Proverbs 20:24 Imagine you’ve signed up for a race, but when the day of the race arrives, you notice that there is no starting … Continue reading

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Making Use of God’s Kindness

“We work together with God, and we beg you to make good use of God’s kindness to you. In the Scriptures God says, “When the time came, I listened to you, and when you needed help, I came to save … Continue reading

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What is Advent?

One of my fondest childhood memories of the Christmas season is the Advent calendars my brother and I would receive every year. If you’re unfamiliar with this tradition, the particular version my family enjoyed consisted of a nearly flat decorated … Continue reading

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The Flip Side of Worry

“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”  Matthew 6:27 As I was I was leaving my parents’ house, my mom told me she was worried about me taking the bus back to my … Continue reading

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Amazing Friendships

“To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22 (TNIV) Owen and Mzee are an odd pair. Owen is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Prayer

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Have you ever noticed how often thanksgiving and prayer are mentioned together in the Bible? In the … Continue reading

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Be Still and Know

“Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 The classic hymn “It Is Well” begins with these famous lyrics: When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, thou hast … Continue reading

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To Whom Will You Compare God?

”To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.” Isaiah 40:25 Other religious teachers pointed away from themselves. “Don’t look at me,” they said, “look at God.” Jesus took a different approach: He pointed … Continue reading

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