The Powerful Meaning Of The Presence Of God

The Powerful Meaning Of The Presence Of God

A friend who knows my passion for baking bread gave me a year long devotional titled Fresh Bread: And Other Gifts of Spiritual Nourishmentby Joyce Rupp. Within days of beginning to read it, the question, “What does the God's presence in our life mean to us?”...

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Absolutely Free: God’s Way Of Modeling Love

Absolutely Free: God’s Way Of Modeling Love

Performance. Competition. Execution. In the western culture, we are constantly being judged. Schooling requires constant testing and grading. Work requires specific performance standards be met. Competition is an integral part of sports, whether attempting to best...

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Unwavering Confidence In The God Who Is With Us

Unwavering Confidence In The God Who Is With Us

“…let him curse…It may be that the LORD will look on the wrong done to me, and that the LORD will repay me with good for his cursing today.”                                                                                                           2 Samuel 16.11-12...

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Flaws: God Makes Things All Amazingly New

Flaws: God Makes Things All Amazingly New

The highest-priced pieces of carved jade are those made out of solid colored stones without flaws. Going against the conventional selection process, an unknown artist selected a piece of multicolor jade containing cracks and color blotches to carve an exquisite piece...

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One Man’s Death Ensured Life For Billions

One Man’s Death Ensured Life For Billions

The guilty verdict to a crime Jesus did not commit and the resulting punishment that took this one man's life is the focus of Good Friday. As believers we understand that Jesus’ death was a part of God’s redemptive plan for humanity. Death was not an unwilling outcome...

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Blissful Truth About The Lover Of Our Souls

Blissful Truth About The Lover Of Our Souls

Without warning, a bomb exploded on KAL flight #858 killing all 115 souls on board. It didn’t take long for authorities to trace and arrest the agents who had placed the bomb. Both attempted suicide by biting down on cyanide pills. One agent succeeded, while the other...

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It’s Absolutely True: You Are Really Loved By God

It’s Absolutely True: You Are Really Loved By God

Years ago I sat down on the couch to have a quiet time. Tov, my loveable dog, immediately hopped up, walked over and made himself at home on my lap. Full of expectation, he gently poked his nose into my hand, then sat contently as I stroked the back of his head....

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God Will Find You No Matter Where You Are

God Will Find You No Matter Where You Are

“Where are you?” my husband asked.   I was 45 minutes away from home and in a part of town I wasn’t familiar with. The accident that had just totaled my car left me unhurt, but shaken. As a result, I couldn’t seem to think of the specifics to answer the question....

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God’s Offer to Reason Is An Awesome Gift

God’s Offer to Reason Is An Awesome Gift

God makes a startling request in the first chapter of Isaiah.   “Come now, let us reason together” Isaiah 1.18a   This is the only place God invites us to reason with Him. God told the Israelites to reason with their neighbors to avoid sin (Lev. 19.17). Paul...

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10,000 Reasons To Be Thankful

10,000 Reasons To Be Thankful

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; ~ Psalm 92.1   How many times have you heard, “count your blessings”? I’ve heard it more than I can count. It was only after reading Ann Voskamp’s 1,000 Gifts that I was...

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