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Grace Makes Life Not Fair

Grace Makes Life Not Fair

We are all equally undeserving, and we are all equally given this gift of GRACE. Praise God that grace is “not fair”! “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the one…

Seven-fold Blessing

Seven-fold Blessing

“..the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name”  Ephesians  3:14-15 Spiritual blessings begin with a revelation of God as Abba Father. Be blessed with a love relationship with Him. He wants you to know Jesus personally and grow in Him. Be blessed to desire righteousness that conforms you to the will and ways…

Trusting God Takes Practice

Trusting God Takes Practice

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 My pastor was talking about trust and the vital importance of trusting God. He asked us, “What is under your standing? What are you…

Your Hand

Your Hand

YOUR HAND As I lay upon my bed, through my window, in awe and in complete, astonishment I see Your Hand extended to me! Staring in wonder and in amazement! You spoke these words to me, “See I have you in My Hand and no one can harm you“ Oh how reassuring to be held,…

Living in God’s Joy and Peace

Living in God’s Joy and Peace

A Prayer Lord, help me to live in Your joy and peace. Give me strength and understanding to resist anxiety, anger, envy, depression, bitterness, hopelessness, loneliness, fear and guilt. Rescue me when “my spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is distressed.” (Psalm 143:4). I refuse to let my life be brought down…

The Right Vision

The Right Vision

God, your rescuer, has the right vision. God, your rescuer, has the right vision. He also has the right direction. He made the boldest claim in the history of humanity when he declared, “I am the way” (John 14:6). People wondered if the claim was accurate. He answered their questions by cutting a path through the…

When Children Come

When Children Come

My children often show me the very basics of our humanness. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 (NIV) My children often show me the very basics of our humanness. The not-yet-redeemed parts: how we are…

The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story

Found in the Holy Bible, in the book of Luke. The story of the Birth of Christ Jesus: “About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was the governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his hometown to be accounted for….

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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God with us Now Residing . . .

God with us Now Residing . . .

Where do you most often think of God “residing”? Shepherds in the field abiding, Watching o’er your flocks by night God with us is now residing . . . (James Montgomery) Where do you most often think of God “residing”? Quick answers might include “he’s in my heart“, or “I feel his presence in the…