Monthly Archives: February 2013

Refused

“Ding, ding…dong, dong…” the doorbell rang out in descending chimes arousing Duke, the resident Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, from his morning nap on the master bed. With ears perked he barked in excitement, jumped off the plush comforter and raced down … Continue reading

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Surrender

YOUTUBE Have you ever noticed the tension evident in the training process? For example, there is a process of learning submission in all training…like training a puppy to wait, a horse to jump or a child to obey. The tension exists … Continue reading

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First John 1:9–A Sinner’s Bar of Soap

1 John 1:9 is a verse often misunderstood because the chapter of First John 1 is usually read in a superficial manner. As such, occasionally I have heard this verse mistakenly called the believer’s bar of soap. I believed this teaching years ago when … Continue reading

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Trusting

I crept along with the mass of cars surrounding me. I couldn’t help raging and thinking how badly this mess was wearing on my engine. I stared back at the red, blinking lights. My lids fell as my head dropped … Continue reading

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Spiritual Proportions

YOUTUBE To the extent we gain only head knowledge of God, our hearts remains hard and our heads puffed up. Psalm 26:2; 1 Corinthians 8:1b To the extent we live in our own strength, we experience emptiness and defeat. Luke … Continue reading

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Vessels

“At least I’m not fat and spotted like you!” fumed the crystal vase as she sparkled wildly under the track lighting. She leaned over and stuck out her tongue. “Shut your mouth!” snapped the wooden mixing bowl with a huff … Continue reading

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Soldier

The General specifically instructed me to fasten on all this gear. I am his soldier, so I must oblige. Let’s see what we have here: a shiny helmet, a heavy belt. Hmm, this looks like a fancy pair of slippers, … Continue reading

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