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Let Me Love Like My Father

Let Me Love Like My Father

Love your enemies; embrace and shower them with God’s grace as He does for you. I try to remember that God is my father; an all forgiving father, who expects me to live as an example of Him. I am expected to go beyond the easy work; loving and caring for those in “my circle”.  […]

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  September 8, 2016   No comments
A Connected Disconnect

A Connected Disconnect

Let’s look at a biblical progression of time embracing early times, later times, and now.  In Genesis 4 we are told the story of Cain and Abel.  After they grew up, both seemingly had it made. They certainly had the opportunity.  After all, the competition level was surely not like it is in our present […]

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  August 25, 2016   No comments
The Ups and Downs of Faith

The Ups and Downs of Faith

Did you play on a “teeter-totter” when you were young? A simple device, traditionally consisting of a long plank of wood, with a seat (or maybe just a handle) on either end, that pivots about its midpoint. Riders balance between the downward pull of gravity and the upward push of their feet, bouncing from the […]

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  August 21, 2016   No comments
Pursuing Godliness

Pursuing Godliness

2 Peter 1:1-9 While it’s true God loves us as we are, Godliness, becoming Christ like in our character, is what God wants to love us into. Paul talks a lot and teaches us about Godliness. He warns us to say no to the worldly temptations of life and be self-controlled and live “godly” lives. […]

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  August 21, 2016   No comments
Unattainable Godliness

Unattainable Godliness

So here I am in front of my screen trying to figure out how to write about Godliness when I totally just lost it on my son while we were leaving the food pantry where we were dropping off shoes we had collected. How in the world, can I think that I am anywhere near […]

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  August 21, 2016   No comments
Finding Perseverance through Trails

Finding Perseverance through Trails

What is the secret to joy in trials? What’s the secret for a Christian to have joy while suffering through bankruptcy, cancer or even a lost child? Is it realistic that both joy and anguish can exist together? We can rejoice in trials because they have purpose. They are not haphazard; they are not by […]

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  August 11, 2016   No comments
When Difficulty Comes Our Way

When Difficulty Comes Our Way

Life is hard, and being a Christian does not change that truth.  We are all faced with challenges and difficulties at some point in our lives.  It may be the sudden death of a loved one, a terminal illness, accident, betrayal, injustice… to name a few.  It is how we react to these things that […]

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  August 10, 2016   No comments
Faith Under Pressure 

Faith Under Pressure 

Faith is not about everything turning out okay.  Faith is about being okay no matter how things turn out. ~ Author Unknown When studying scripture, I find it useful to review a few different translations – get my curiosity flowing to the ebbs and flows of different Holy Books.  God’s Word is so awe-inspiring, there is […]

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  May 17, 2016   No comments

Every Ruth should find her Naomi

“But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried’” (Ruth 1:16-17). My mother-in-law […]

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  May 14, 2016   No comments

Trust is a Difficult thing to Give

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you.  For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God My God.” Ruth 1:16     Ruth trusted that God would lead her down the path that was best […]

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  May 12, 2016   No comments