Category Archives: grace

BLESSINGS THROUGH LIGHT

Sunlight dances across brilliant blue skies, Weaving a kaleidoscope of light and color, Twisting and turning through boughs and leaves, It balances just the right amount of a warm, comforting glow. Each fragment of fractured light disperses into brilliance, Tiny … Continue reading

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AGING WITH GRACE

As we grow older, we’ve developed so many layers that our skin naturally becomes thick and hardened.  Each day we encounter something that causes us to falter, to waiver, to hurt and to give up.  We build a shield of protection around ourselves … Continue reading

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IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and … Continue reading

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BORN AGAIN OR REBORN?

I’m amazed by the extraordinary stories of how people come to faith in God. Many of them have been extremely inspirational and demonstrate the zeal of their faith. My story is different. Some might even find it boring. I’m a … Continue reading

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THE HANDS OF MY SAVIOR

I often think about the hands that reached up to his mother from the manger. Those tiny, dimpled hands were perfectly formed by His Father before His birth. As He grew, those little boy hands undoubtedly got scuffed and bruised … Continue reading

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STAND TALL

“Dress for action like a man; I will question you and you make it known to me.  Will you even put me in the wrong?  Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?  Have you an arm … Continue reading

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A GRATEFUL HEART

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

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HE SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME

One of the things I miss most about not attending church “in person” is singing with my fellow believers in Jesus. This time of year especially is usually filled with songs filled with joy and celebration for the birth of … Continue reading

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TAKE HEART!

The headlines tell the state of our world in just a few simple words – “MASS SHOOTING AT SCHOOL,” DRUG OVERDOSE AT ALL TIME HIGH,” “SEX TRAFFICKING, RIGHT HERE,” and the list goes on.  Our world is filled with bad … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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