Broken Things To Mend I Don't Trust God
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Broken Pieces To Mend: I Don’t Trust God

Crackle. Crack! Crunch… Shards of nut shell fall to the table as my child giggles in delight. He reaches through the broken pieces of shell to retrieve his reward–a round, crunchy hazelnut, perfectly-sized for his small mouth. Crunching the nutty morsel between his tiny teeth, he gives little thought to the broken pieces surrounding him […]

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Grace and Mercy
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The Bonds We Share

The apostle Paul knew what it was like to be bound. He was familiar with physical bonds and prison walls. So he was qualified to speak something on the matter. He taught: “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, […]

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Judge Not: A Hard Lesson Learned

“Thou Shalt Not Judge” is a lesson I tend to learn over and over again.   The following experience happened to our family last year and still weighs on my mind: “Here’s my money, Mom,” my daughter said, smiling as she handed me two large bills, “I want to give it all.”“All of it?” I […]

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Freeing Ourselves of Barnacles The Miracle Of Forgiveness
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Freeing Ourselves Of Barnacles: The Miracle Of Forgiveness

**This page contains affiliate links. You can view my full disclosure HERE. He was a sailor. He loved the ocean and the ships on which he sailed. And despite the rough and temperamental seas, he always managed to arrive home safely. He was my husband’s hardworking and adventurous grandfather, Benjamin O.Of all the threats to a […]

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Open Doors
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Open Doors

**This page contains affiliate links. You can view my full disclosure HERE. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Rev 3:20)   Sometimes it’s difficult to keep the doors open.   “Make sure […]

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Tall courageous sunshine
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Tall and Courageous

Stand tall and be courageous.   That’s a mighty tall order for a generation of believers living in an increasingly wicked world. But yet, the counsel still stands:   Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid.  (Joshua 1:9)     Some time ago, our family was reading from the book “The Borrowers” when […]

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Restoring His Sabbath Day
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Restoring His Day: Authentic Sabbath Worship

Sunday. The Sabbath. A day of rest. One day in seven designed for us to renew ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually from the toils of the previous week, and to prepare our selves for the week to come.   The Sabbath is a special gift to us from a loving from God. The Sabbath is […]

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Come to the table
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Come To The Table

“Come to the table.” Those words. That invitation. That unbelievable invitation that is meant for each one of us. An invitation extended to us by Christ himself, to join him at the table. (See The Parable of the Great Banquet in Luke 14: 15-24) Christ was very good at preparing meals. And tables. The scriptures […]

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