The expectations of an impatient culture run counter to the reality that growth is a long term process. But the conviction of that long-term expectation does not manifest itself in frustration, or in complacency and inactivity. Rather the expectation that we are growing like Jesus produces the immediate regular actions that produce that fruit. From …

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Scott Hubbard writes about William Cowper, who on New Year’s Day 1773 was about to slip into a depression that would remain for the rest of his life. Anticipating that descending darkness Cowper wrote the hymn God Moves In A Mysterious Way. From Hubbard’s article: … before night fell on Cowper’s soul, he sat in …

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