Category Archives: thoughts by Bethany Hayes

Why Are We Celebrating Christmas?

Answer: Jesus was born! How would the average person answer that question? Tradition? Family? Love for hearth and home? Read the rest… Continue reading

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Lessons from a One-Legged Sandpiper

Lord, Help us not to cave into our circumstances, but to see them as opportunities to run the race with an endurance that only comes from keeping our eyes fixed on You. Continue reading

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100%

Is forgiveness through Christ final? Yes. 100%! Father, Thank You for this amazing truth. May we never dishonor You by accepting our standing cheaply. Continue reading

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Enough

Are we looking at the wrong things to be our “Enough”? Or could it be we’re looking in the wrong places? Continue reading

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How to Turn Tangled Thoughts into Trust – Thoughts about God

Our tangled thoughts in weakness never overwhelm our strong God. He wants us to lean them all against His strength. Read Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my Rock. Continue reading

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Why We’re Told Not to Fear

There is much in the world that tempts us to fear. Fear is typical in a world like ours. But we’re told 365 times in Scripture to “Fear Not!” Continue reading

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When We Dare to Let God be For Us

When We Dare to Let God be For Us:Dare to let God be for you all He has said He will be.
Faith that rests will watch God work.
Every time. Continue reading

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Reflecting Christ

Have you ever wished this world would ask to see lives that reflect the life of Christ? Have you ever hoped your life would be that reflection? Have you ever come to the end of yourself, realizing you can’t imitate … Continue reading

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When God Seems Small

Lately, I’ve found myself complaining about the very things God gave me in answer to my prayers. Too often, I focus on the uncomfortable, zoom in on the uneasy, and plead for something better. And thanksgiving forgets to rest on … Continue reading

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Step in and Stay

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 (NKJV) You know what it’s like to ride with someone who knows all the back roads. The “easy” roads. … Continue reading

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An Alternative to Counting Gifts

“Let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.” Hebrews 13:15 Thanksgiving rolls around, and we suddenly remember to count our blessings. The rest of the year, … Continue reading

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Why God is Smiling at You

There’s a growing tendency among Christians to believe God is smiling or frowning at us based on our Christian performance. We read His Word. We pray for the missionaries. We thank Him for breakfast, and so He smiles down at … Continue reading

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Five Important Truths I Keep Forgetting

“The Christian life is a battle,” our pastor reminded us. “Don’t let anyone tell you differently.” Some days that battle is fierce. Some days growing like wheat among tares is stifling. The world constantly tries to press us into its … Continue reading

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Of Love Notes and Never Forgetting

I keep a running list of love notes. God’s love notes. Because unless He keeps telling me He loves me, my human heart stops believing it. I stop believing it, because I can’t fully comprehend His love. His love is … Continue reading

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When You Feel Like a Failure

Recently, I read an article listing six things to do when you feel like a failure. Be honest about your struggle. Remember you’re not alone. Take a nap. And three other ways to get over the failure-slump and conquer the … Continue reading

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