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Vision Correction

Apr
2013
04

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“But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” John 9:25   This is me! Not physically, (although I’m about to replace all my reading glasses with stronger ones), but spiritually it is. Have you ever been there? I’m not just talking about when you began to believe in Jesus. I’ve believed [...]

Mighty Warrior

Apr
2013
01

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“The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “Mighty warrior, the Lord is with you!” Judges 6:12 We are mighty warriors! Did you know that? Do you feel like one? Do you act like one? I know I don’t always claim the mighty warrior status. I have warrior moments and I do have [...]

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“When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.” Romans 5:6 This is not me – exactly. I mean it’s not me literally but it could be. I do have a few spots in my house that resemble this picture. And every time I walk into those [...]

Superlative

Mar
2013
21

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FreeDictionary.com defines masterpiece as 1. An outstanding work of art or craft. 2. The greatest work, as of an artist. 3. Something superlative of its kind. God calls us His masterpiece. So what does that mean? We are Outstanding. We are God’s Greatest Work. We are Superlative. Hmmm…I like that. Now why don’t I believe [...]

Running With God

Mar
2013
18

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“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 I like to run. [...]

Cracked Pots

Mar
2013
07

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“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 Do you ever feel like a cracked pot? Do you fear that if everyone actually saw you [...]

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Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and [...]

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Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing [...]

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“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.” Isaiah 43:2 We have a leak. A constant drip, drip, drip leak. And it’s driving me crazy. It is, of course, in my office. And I feel like I am being tortured. Constantly [...]

Fly By Kisses

Oct
2012
23

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The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentations 3:22-23 Today I woke up refreshed after a good night sleep even after a rather detailed dream and my usual one-eye-open trip to the bathroom. Each morning I faithfully walk Jericho. I [...]