Why does God want me to wait?

As some of the faithful 300 Words a Day readers know, I (Paul Merrill) have been looking for a job. God did provide a job. I found out I was hired on Friday, February 28th. Of course, it was super exciting to hear the news. And I’m rejoicing about God’s gift to me! What did […]

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Turn frustration into prayer

Politics are so polarized today that almost any discussion can turn into a fight when participants have different viewpoints. It’s very easy to get frustrated by world events and the reactions – or non-reactions – of our leaders. And it’s truly hard to bite our tongues when confronted with approaches to problems that are different […]

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Sometimes it takes a while

Now, now, now!! We all want things to happen fast. But God doesn’t necessarily work that way. I’m in the midst of a job hunt – or as people gently say, “looking for a new opportunity.” Even though unemployment rates are among the lowest in a very long time, it is proving difficult to find […]

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We want a king

Israel was jealous. Surrounding nations had kings. Their king was God – but he didn’t have flesh. They couldn’t see their king. So they asked for a king. God said yes, but He warned them having a kingĀ  would cause problems. They didn’t care… “give us one anyway!” One of our problems is that we […]

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Kitty under the blanket

One recent afternoon, I heard our little kitty meowing. I spent a good five minutes looking for him. Finally, I discovered he was under a blanket in a bedroom. He’s strong enough to get out from under that lightweight blanket, but he just couldn’t find his way. So I gladly and quickly lifted the corner […]

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