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Double minded Illustration

The illustration below from our homeschooling years shows the mindset of many Christians. To the far left is “single-minded unbelief” which rejects God’s sacrifice for mankind. To the far right is “single-minded belief,” which fully accepts God’s sacrifice (Rom. 8:3 … Continue reading

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Benefits of Addiction

“I believe you,” I said when my Dr. assured me he could help. “I also believe deep down,” I lowered my voice, “that I’ll be the one person you won’t be able to help.” Pssst…What are you struggling with?  A nagging … Continue reading

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Encouragement

YOUTUBE Why does the Bible instruct us to “encourage one another” over and over again? Because God knows we live in a fallen world and we need encouragement. I need encouragement. You need encouragement. All people need encouragement. We often cannot … Continue reading

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Worry

Worry. Worry. Worry. There is more than enough to worry about in the world today! On both macro and micro levels, the potential for worry presses in 24/7 on all sides. Can you feel the pressure? There is just one problem with … Continue reading

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Pond

With his bamboo cane in hand, Fred Freedom sat still on a lily pad in his red polka dot bow tie. He gazed through his spectacles while his heart grieved. Beside him on an adjacent lily pad was his dear … Continue reading

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Refugees

While driving home from our summer vacation this past weekend, I heard a song by Tom Petty, called Refugee. Sadly, the Lord showed me that this song depicts many of the saints of God. Before I pursued healing, I certainly lived like … Continue reading

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Grass

I love grass. Lowly. Humble. Dependent on God. Green. Full of life. Receiving His provision. Reaching toward heaven. In praise of the Creator. Living in fellowship. A soft place to fall. I pray to be like grass. Psalm 103:15 The life … Continue reading

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Cake

Wow! Whose is that?! Honestly–that is such a beautiful cake! Look at the detailed design on all three tiers, and those delicate flowers on top. I can tell by the delicious aroma that the icing is old-fashioned buttercream, my favorite. … Continue reading

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Suffering

Last week at a Bible study I heard my friend who is married with three children announce that he believes “in pain, but not in suffering.” Sometimes when our hearts are closed to something in the Scriptures, we actually become blind to it. Maybe … Continue reading

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Loopy Lineage

We’ve all inherited certain traits from our parents that we have to deal with as we grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. This story illustrates just one of mine. Thank God for my dad’s gene pool or … 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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Focus

“Yeah. I never thought of it that way,” announced Grace with a sense of wonder. She kicked off her fuzzy orange slippers and climbed in to the king size bed with her mom. “It’s true,” Anne affirmed, propping herself up … Continue reading

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