Category Archives: grace

UNCONDITIONAL

When we give something of ourselves to benefit others, God tells us to do it with a loving heart. If there is any malice in the doing or giving, we aren’t doing it His way. His love is an example … Continue reading

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THE TWO FACES OF MAN

   This weekend we enjoyed a high school musical production of “Jekyll & Hyde,” the horrific story of an ordinary man overtaken by the ultimate evil.  The haunting melodies and passionate lyrics were entirely captivating.  Originally penned by Robert Louis … Continue reading

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PUT THE BEST CONSTRUCTION ON IT 

   How can there be opportunity in tragedy?  How do you make something good out of an excruciatingly painful situation?  How do you find a silver lining when your life is filled with nothing but stormy skies?   It’s not … Continue reading

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I LOVE YOU, MOM

   My mom was my hero.  I gave her a run for her money and probably was the cause of her prematurely greying hair, but that didn’t deter her from taking anything she faced in life.  She didn’t hesitate to … Continue reading

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PRAY

   Do you ever wonder if your prayers are being heard or if they even matter?  When you think about it, there are over seven billion people in the world.  Not all of them pray, but if even half of … Continue reading

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NUMBER MY DAYS

Our days are numbered in God’s timeline. We don’t know how long, where or when, but we will all die. There is no question about it.  We have no control over it. Consider these days He has given us as … Continue reading

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A MAN AND HIS DOG

I used to drive into town from the suburbs almost every day of the week. I’m usually like a deer with eyes fixed on the headlights. I don’t often notice what’s going on In my periphery. My eyes usually stay … Continue reading

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INSPIRATION

What started as an ember which seemed to be snuffed out, Was quickly revived by the breath of God. He whispered His true amazing grace to those who would believe. His Spirit fanned the dying beam and inspired it with … Continue reading

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Psalm 98:1

“O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.” HE IS RISEN, INDEED!   

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FOREVER YOUNG

originally posted on January 16, 2015 Childish memories drift through the valleys and crevices of my brain. Stored treasures from my youth come forth with such a loud refrain. I sometimes think no mountain is too tall and then I stumble … Continue reading

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He was so much more

He walked among the people, He told them of God’s love.He came to walk within our shoes, from heaven up above.His words were new to those He taught, He spoke of love unknown,How every single sacrifice would not for sin … Continue reading

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A NEW CREATION

Each day is part of a perfectly drafted plan – an intricate mosaic of tiny pieces of shattered glass.With each bump – stumble – crash – disappointment – goal reached – dream pursued, we grow.Our character is being molded into … Continue reading

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TAKE HIS HAND

His hands are open to the world.  He reaches out to heal.He touches and His will is done.  He knows just how we feel.He took on human flesh to be the perfect sacrifice – The pure and spotless Lamb of God … Continue reading

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THIS ISN’T WHERE I LIVE

This planet’s not my home. I am an alien here. This place is just a hardened shell encasing sin and fear. The shell is hard to crack. There’s only one who can. He is the Lord of heaven. The Son … Continue reading

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THOUGH FEARS ASSAIL ME …..

The room begins to close in on you. You feel suffocated in your inner most being. Your heart begins to race – your mouth is dry – your hands begin to tremble – your breathing becomes heavy and almost chokes … Continue reading

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TAKE MY HEART

My heart Is stained with darkness. There is no good in me. I don’t deserve God’s forgiveness, but still, He loves me. I continue to turn my back on Him, but He won’t leave me. I put my trust in … Continue reading

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A WORK OF ART

A lump of clay – no life – unanimated – uninspired, Left to the hands of the Potter. He pushes and prods with the strength of His hands. He manipulates with the tenderness of His fingers And creates something recognizable. … Continue reading

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LORD, HEAR MY PRAYER,

Words sometimes flow from my mouth like a gushing river. Will I never learn that some of them might put someone on the defensive – Or hurt feelings, or confuse or antagonize? God please help me to think before I … Continue reading

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LEAD ON!

My life is filled with twists and turns, with bumps along the path. A crooked road that’s filled with holes – reminders of God’s wrath. The way becomes corrupted with thorns and tangled webs. My feet are often stifled, my … Continue reading

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LIFE CHANGER

When I was in sales I heard something that really stuck in my measly little mind. “The hardest door to open is your own.” So often we hide in the security of our own safety net and never venture beyond … Continue reading

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