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Stop Squirming!

“For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Therefore, do all things without grumbling and disputation.”  ~Philippians 2:13-14 †

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“Jesus Wasn’t a Christian”

I hear that statement a lot these days. First, let’s clear something up: the term “Christian” originally denoted* “Christ-like.” And so, in the truest sense, Jesus not only was a Christian, but was the first and only perfect Christian who … Continue reading

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The Reason for Your Hope

Photo by Lina Trochez “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ≅

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My Mid-Year’s Resolutions

Can you believe we’ve reached the middle of the year? Along about mid-year, I always tend to pause and reflect on whether my New Year’s Resolutions have changed. Some have and some haven’t, but these two never do. So, in … Continue reading

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Are You Madly in Love With God?

Artist unknown There’s an old saying that goes, “If Jesus isn’t Lord of all, he isn’t Lord at all.” Does that sound too radical? Well, you know what, Jesus is a radical sort of guy. But think about it another … Continue reading

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Be the Miracle

Phillips Brooks, 1835-1893, was an esteemed clergyman, now best-remembered for composing the lyrics to the hymn ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Perhaps God’s most remarkable accomplishment is not that He can work miracles, but that He can work them through … Continue reading

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God, Save Us From Ourselves

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out… Oh, what a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me … Continue reading

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The Decision-less Middle

Photo copyright by Derek Bair Guest Blog by Hidden Treasure Sheila, creator of a blog site dedicated to “wrestling with the Word of God,” often speaks of things that make us uncomfortable, but that we desperately need to hear. Here, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Christians

Painting: ‘My Friend‘ by Helen Thomas Robson (fineartamerica.com) “You’ve heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you: Do not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you … Continue reading

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A Childlike Faith

Photo Credit: Santa Monica, United States – Lauren Lulu Taylor (unsplash.com) “A complete life is the life of a child. When I am fully conscious of my awareness of Christ, there is something wrong. It is the sick person who … Continue reading

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