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Living in Dependence

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him. . .”    Colossians 2:6  NIV “Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish … Continue reading

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Stop struggling! Rest in God.

We get so pressured in our preoccupation with managing of the details of our lives.  We are haunted by the illusion that we are in control of the outcomes.  This sense of responsibility drives us and keeps us on edge. … Continue reading

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God works through you

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”        Ephesians 2:10      NASB “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory … 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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I Give You Peace.

In the night, I was thanking God for the wonderful blessing of peace.   This is not something to be expected from the world or our personal circumstances.  It is a wonderful kindness of God to gift us with this blessing. Peace I … Continue reading

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Powerless and dependent

It is a periodic revelation to me that I cannot obey God in my own power.  My white-knuckling attempts at being godly in my own strength do not please Him.  I need to repeatedly learn the lesson that I must acknowledge … Continue reading

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Who is Grateful?

Richard is grateful for the Faithful Shepherd who has patiently led him along in a very happy and fulfilling life.  Discovering a relationship with God, he has moved from a life characterized by worried performance to one of grateful resting. He … Continue reading

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