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Dear God

“That speaking the truth in love, we may grow up into Him in all things, who is the head, that is Christ.” ~Ephesians 4:15

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Love is Inconvenient

“Love suffers long, it is kind and does not envy…it is not easily provoked and keeps no record of wrongs. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. It never fails. Only three things will last forever: … Continue reading

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Jesus’s Birth

“Origins” by Lucy West (pixels.com) Jesus’s birth, the Incarnation, changed everything. “I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism, but welcomes those from every tribe and nation who fear him and do what is right.” ~Acts 10:34-35

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Keep Passing It On

Thought for the Week We were created to be conduits of grace. God doesn’t just rain down grace from the heavens, he distributes it to others through us. Why? Because he wants us to be like him. And if his … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Donuts

Originally posted on Good and Loved:
Today, I’ll share a story I came across on Twitter which I found to be revelational and inspiring. I pray in reading it, your eyes will be opened to the wonderful price that was…

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Grace Is a Living Stream

Grace isn’t a cistern. It’s a living stream. If it doesn’t keep moving– into us and through us into others– it stagnates. It was never meant to be hoarded. ≅

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The Revolution to End All Revolutions

“Love your enemies.” Outrageous! No one had ever dared propose such a thing before. It’s called grace, unmerited favor toward those who don’t deserve it (which is everyone, by the way). And it’s at the very the core of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Grace Places

“A woman who reverences the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” ~Proverbs 31:30-31 My Featured Bloggers this week are two women … Continue reading

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How do You Forgive the Unforgivable?

How do you forgive the unforgiveable?* To begin with, you have to remember that, while there are unforgiveable acts, there are no unforgiveable people. Yes, tragically, a few souls have “seared consciences” (1 Timothy 4:2) and can no longer discern … Continue reading

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Profanity 101

No, I’m not going to teach you how to cuss. My guess is you already know how. When I was in my early 20s, I was proud of my liberal use of profanity. It was what set me apart from … Continue reading

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