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limitless grace

God’s grace is truly unsearchable, not to mean that we cannot ever encounter it, but that we cannot exhaust it. His grace has no end for us who are in Christ Jesus. Grace is unmerited favor. An undeserved gift. It’s source is love, and it is offered to us because God’s nature is that of a giver. He […]

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a backyard tea party

I had a unique privilege on a recent Saturday afternoon to share a devotional at a bridal shower. It wasn’t an ordinary celebration of an upcoming wedding! More than forty women donned fancy hats and gathered around white-dressed tables to sip tea and ooh and ahh over the bride, her groom, and the gifts that will […]

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real healing

When we were children, we thought like children. For instance, when we got a cut or scrape, we went running and sometimes crying for the tender mercy of our loved one. And by tender mercy, I mean the tan rectangular adhesive with the soft cotton center! (I’m trying to avoid a trademark issue here, but […]

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the flame

This is a picture of the pilot light on our gas fireplace. Unless you look for the small flame, you cannot see it. But it’s there, and it’s ready to fulfill its purpose. Can I challenge you today? If you are a child of God, the Holy Spirit has been deposited within you. He may […]

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well said, Francis Chan

“The Spirit is absolutely essential for fulfilling the mission we have been given. Unless the Spirit gives us the power to faithfully follow Jesus, we will follow in the footsteps of disobedient Israel. So great is our need for the Spirit that we are commanded to walk by the Spirit (Galatians 5:16), be filled with […]

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get rid of confusion

Life can be confusing sometimes, can’t it? I know in our household lately we have been looking at changes in the future, and because of the many areas affected, confusion invades my thoughts and emotions. I grow tired of the unresolved issues, because in my carnal nature’s quest for comfort, I want to arrive at […]

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no worries

In a quick exchange with another shopper today, I must have apologized for getting in his way, because I remember hearing him say in response, “no worries.”  That caught my attention.  I say “no worries.”  I picked it up years ago from a British friend who charmed me with her casual expression and beautiful accent. […]

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