Tag Archives: grace

The Friend Nobody Wants

Although (Jesus) was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Hebrews 5:8 Pain removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul. – C.S. Lewis My wife says I have more … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Mess

The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14 In 1999, I had made such a mess of my marriage I had to resign the church I had led for thirteen years … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Gentle Rain

You don’t have because you don’t ask God. James 4:2 All you need to do in order to start God speaking is fix your attention on Him first thing in the morning. Look up at the ceiling and say: Lord, … Continue reading

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Surprising Prayer

While Peter was kept in prison, the church prayed fervently to God for him. Acts 12:5 I wonder if you really believe that you have the ear of the God of the universe when you talk to him. Does God … Continue reading

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Homeless Jesus

Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me. – Jesus A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you … Continue reading

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Forgiveness is Hope

Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. Matthew 18:21-35 At 2:15 … Continue reading

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Banquet for the Broken

In the ancient world there was reciprocity when it came to dinner invitations. It was an occasion of social importance and power. You figured out pretty quickly your standing in the community on whether or not you were invited to … Continue reading

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