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The Doldrums

There’s a place on the Earth where there are no prevailing winds. It’s a channel along the equator, and it stretches up to about 700 miles on either side of the equator. It is called the doldrums.

Of course, doldrums is the same word we use to describe a dull or sluggish state of life. And, of course, Jesus compared the Holy Spirit to wind (John 3:8). So if our life is in the doldrums, perhaps it’s because the "wind" of the Spirit is not blowing. As we step out and minister, we’ll see God move in our life in an exciting way.

Suggested applications:

  • As we step out and witness, we’ll see God move in an exciting way.
  • As we take a step of faith, we’ll see God move in an exciting way.

    Reference: The World Book Encyclopedia, 2003, “Wind,” p. 329

  • A Higher Calling

    E.V. Hill was a black pastor in L.A. When Ronald Reagan became president, he asked Hill to serve in his administration. Hill was greatly honored, considered it, but turned it down. He said that he could not leave the ... [Read More]

    Reference: From an E.V. Hill sermon

    Mary Todd Lincoln

    Mary Todd Lincoln was no stranger to tragedy, even before her husband’s assassination. The Lincolns lost one son, Eddie, at age three. Then, in their White House years, they lost eleven-year-old Willie to typhoid feve... [Read More]
    Reference: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Simon & Schuster, 2005), pp. 456-459

    Touch

    Can a simple touch—the holding of a hand, a hug, a pat on the back—really ease another’s burden? The answer is yes, according to a recent study at the University of Colorado.

    Dr. Pavel Goldstein, a Cognitive... [Read More]

    Reference: “Holding the Hand of a Loved One to Comfort Them Really Does Help Reduce Pain, a US Study has Shown,” www.telegraph.co.uk, (6/23/17)