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The Back Twist

“How do you get him to do that?” Thom pondered out loud to me sporting a confused demeanor as we sat together on the sofa in the basement. Henry had jumped in my lap and worked up a symphony of … Continue reading

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James 5:16 for Healing

 Therefore confess your sins to one other and pray for one other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16 James 5:16 is one of the most important, overlooked and underutilized … Continue reading

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Illumination

“…and please bring to light any dark areas of my life. Amen,” she finished praying as her feet hit the hardwood floor Touched by the light theme of last month’s Faith magazine, she felt satisfaction in her bravery to bring the … Continue reading

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The Mirror (Part 2)

Up the steep driveway and into the garage she pulled the car. Shifting into Park she turned off the ignition. She removed her glasses and sighed in exhaustion pressing above her head the automatic garage door button. The rumbling of its closing harassed … 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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The Power of the Cross and the Purpose of Confession

  The thirteenth chapter of the Gospel of John illustrates for us the power of the cross. In verses 3-17 the scene is sketched. Jesus explains to Peter in verse 10 that once cleansed by Christ’s blood, no further cleansing … Continue reading

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