Author Archives: Steve Westlund

Fight the Good Fight

Fight the good fight of faith. (I Timothy 6:12) These battles will soon pass, and on glorious shores you will look back with thankfulness for the lessons and the endurance and the perseverance these momentary struggles built into your very … Continue reading

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Not by Sight

I wanted to share an excerpt from a book I am working on.  This is from a chapter titled “Not by Sight.”  Hope you enjoy it and are encouraged by it… “Now faith is the assurance or the confirmation, of … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning

Successful businesses engage in strategic planning on a regular basis. A leadership team will lay out their plans for the next month, the next quarter, the next year, the next three years, and so on. They do this so that … Continue reading

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Even at Low Tide, the Ocean is Full

We must not be disappointed if the tides are not always equally high. Even at low tide the ocean is just as full. – A. B. Simpson I have often wondered why the Lord leads his children to dry places … Continue reading

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Come, Eat, Play

There is a story I once read about a little boy who buried his little feet in the soil of his mother’s garden. And when his mother found him there, she said, “What on earth are you doing?” Without pausing, … Continue reading

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He Never Says Goodbye

Recently I read a quote that gave me a deeper, yet simple understanding of the great promise from God’s word that He never leaves or forsakes those that belong to Him. (Deuteronomy 31:6) “Jesus never says goodbye, He stays.” – … Continue reading

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Can I Really Trust God?

I think Jerry McGuire said it best, “We live in a cynical world. A cynical world.” In the midst of this cynical world, do you ever find it hard to trust people? And when you go to church, and you … Continue reading

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Empty Can’t Fill Empty

Have you ever found yourself trying to fill the emptiness within, with the emptiness in the world? I have found myself there more often than I’d like to admit. And every time, I am reminded that empty can’t fill empty. … Continue reading

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Hope Continually

But as for me, I will hope continually (Psalm 71:14a) The Psalmist made this promise to God because he knew the character of the One he placed his hope in. He knew and understood that the God he hoped in … Continue reading

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Drip, Drip, Drip

Recently, I opened my refrigerator to discover that the air inside the fridge was surprisingly NOT COLD.  (Why is it when the refrigerator breaks, we panic about losing $20 of food and leftovers?  I mean the day after Thanksgiving, now … Continue reading

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