Tag Archives: Jesus

1John 4:16

Mentally exhausted from a full week of care-giving, I went to a women’s Biblestudy today. I usually host at my house, but with so much on my plate, my friends decided to change things up and try a new 6 … Continue reading

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New

Everyone loves new, don’t they? Fresh, clean, unused, smelling good- nearly perfect. Christmas always feels full of new to me, from presents purchased to old decorations I haven’t seen for a year. It’s fun to give and exciting to receive! Jesus even … Continue reading

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Where You Don't Want to Go

Last week I woke to the distinct impression of God telling me He was taking me where, “you don’t want to go.” What a strange and unsettling thing to hear. I wondered deeply about it. Feeling like I’d been here before… … Continue reading

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The Revelation

Meditation: The mysterious plan of God was finally revealed in the New Testament. This mystery is that through the gospel, the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ … Continue reading

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Prayer

What if you had a deep sense that Jesus was sitting right across from you when you pray. This might feel like a silly exercise, but it’s had a profound impact on my prayer life. When I picture Him looking … Continue reading

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Scattered Seeds

Bright eyes look down at me. What a big smile he has. I love that smile! We had been watching a huge bird fly across the sky and then I asked him, “Don’t you wish we could fly like that?” I … Continue reading

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Pancakes..and a side of Jesus

Our second-born attracts strays. Not animals, but kids. Since he turned about 8, we’ve seen a steady stream of boys following him into our yard and into the house. It didn’t matter age or social status. We were soon over-run … Continue reading

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Grace in place of Grace

“From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.” John 1:16 NIV The Christian life can be described as a constant receiving of one evidence of God’s grace replacing another. The “fullness of His grace” is … Continue reading

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Learning How to Brag

“Therefore, the Scriptures say: ‘If you want to boast, boast only in the LORD.” 1 Corinthians 1:31 Unlike Paul in the New Testament, I have never been beaten for my faith, or imprisoned, or harshly persecuted. I have endured some teasing … Continue reading

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