God is Creative

God is creative, so we should be creative also – Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created… … …

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach

 

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach

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Prayer is Motivated by God

In Psalm 50:15 it says “and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me”

Idaho Sunset

Idaho Sunset

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God’s Beautiful Landscape

Here is three pictures from our recent trip to Sandpoint, Idaho.

Looking North towards Sandpoint, Idaho

Looking North towards Sandpoint, Idaho

Looking North towards Sandpoint, Idaho

Looking North towards Sandpoint, Idaho

Looking North towards Sandpoint, Idaho

Looking North towards Sandpoint, Idaho

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Who Is In Control

Path at Little Spokane River

Path at Little Spokane River

“Rather than trying to maintain control over your life, abandon yourself to My will.”   This is a quote from one of my favorite devotionals Jesus Calling  that I read almost every morning for encouragement, spiritual nourishment and just get my day oriented to God. The devotional is available from Olive Tree for your smartphone, Mac or PC.

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God is the God Particle

So some wonder what holds the universe together.  Who enforces the laws of nature like gravity, electrical behaviors, electromagnetic waves like radio and microwave, the laws of light, mass and energy.   If the laws of nature were random, then we would expect hydrogen to behave different in the distant star than it does on earth.  Yet it behaves the same in weight, light spectrum emissions, and connectivity to other atoms (also called chemistry).  Hebrews 1:3 says By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. So God Himself is the God particle that holds the universe together.

Tree Colors in Spokane

Tree Colors in Spokane

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Little Town of Bethlehem

Luke 2:3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Merry Christmas

The Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Israel

The Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Israel

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Christmas Bible Video Animations

These are very simple animated Bible stories that relate to Christmas time, you can view them at DrewHaninger.com/video. The titles include: Awesome Morning Prayer Time, The Bible Overview in 29 Seconds, The Bible Overview in Two Minutes. I was inspired to produce these to help people get engaged with the Bible.

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Thanksgiving

Mount Bachelor, near Sun River, Oregon

Mount Bachelor, near Sun River, Oregon

The more we thank God for what He has done the better we relate to God, others and ourselves. 1 Chron 16:34 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;  for his steadfast love endures forever!

 

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God Created Sunsets

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He Makes the Foundations of the Earth

When God is the one who made the foundations of the earth, why should we be anxious over anything. He is all powerful and almighty.  Who could be bigger or greater or stronger than God.   

Lakes on the Cascade Loop, Oregon

Lakes on the Cascade Loop, Oregon

Psalm 104  1 Bless Jehovah, O my soul. O Jehovah my God, thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honor and majesty:   2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment; Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain;   3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters; Who maketh the clouds his chariot; Who walketh upon the wings of the wind;   4 Who maketh winds his messengers; Flames of fire his ministers;  5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, That it should not be moved for ever.

Priest Lake, Idaho

Priest Lake, Idaho

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Accepted by God

Ephesians 1:6  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Priest Lake, Idaho

Priest Lake, Idaho

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The King of Glory Rules

In Psalm 24 the phrase King of Glory is mentioned four times.

DSC_2805Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the King of glory.
Selah

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