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A Cleansing Baptism

A Cleansing Baptism

Jesus himself says….“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28: 19-20 […]

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  September 13, 2016   No comments
You Don’t Have to Like to Love

You Don’t Have to Like to Love

Matthew 5:46-47: If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? I generally see myself as a people person. I get along with […]

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  September 10, 2016   No comments
Love warriors

Love warriors

There has been so much anger lately.  Not only is it pretty much all that’s in the daily news, it’s right here in my own little world.  I know someone with whom I have had a good working relationship for several years.  Both of our jobs have recently changed, causing a change in our relationship.  […]

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  September 9, 2016   No comments
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