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A holy partnership

Each year at this time, we put up home made Christmas tree ornaments that I made with my boys when they were little.  Like a little  balsa wood loaf of bread, symbolizing Jesus calling Himself The Bread of Life.  A small … Continue reading

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Reciprocal Giving

At this gift-giving time of the year, I think about the real Gift that was given, the Gift about which the whole Christmas holiday revolves.  As I read Isaiah 53, I am reminded of the magnitude of God’s gift to us and … Continue reading

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What do you cling to?

Do I cling to a life preserver or to the broken pieces of my sinking boat? Jonah, speaking from experience prayed, “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.”     Jonah 2:8  NIV   … Continue reading

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My husband is everything to me!

  Psalm 45 was taken by the Jewish understanding to be praise to the coming Messiah (as confirmed by Hebrews 1:8).  I like to apply vv. 11-12 to myself, therefore, as a believer,  Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear;  … Continue reading

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Useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.     Eph. 2:10 Ian Packer makes a good point in the classic Knowing God that the purpose for God’s saving grace is not only for … Continue reading

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What I learn about trust from my dog.

As Basil rests against me while I scratch him, I think of Psalm 131. “O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty;  Nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. … Continue reading

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Unexpected justice

   We are all for justice in our world order.  But most people are more interested in justice being rendered to those who offend them, not to themselves.  Are you ready for the justice you deserve? All we, like sheep, have gone … Continue reading

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