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Do Not Nullify Grace

Do not nullify the grace of God.  In Galatians 2:21, Paul states, “I do not ignore or nullify the [gracious gift of the] grace of God [His amazing, unmerited favor], for if righteousness comes through [observing] the Law, then Christ … Continue reading

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Good and Perfect Gifts

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Good and perfect gifts…? What do we imagine as “good and perfect gifts” from God? … Continue reading

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Naked and Thankful

Who’s naked? I am. I live naked before God. Really. I realize that may sound kind of scary. But between me and Him, I am just transparent and raw. Fully exposed. And I am not ashamed of my humanity because I … Continue reading

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Fear of Man

Did you ever stop to think…that the fear of man is a form of slavery? How so? Because we are slaves to whatever controls us (2 Pet. 2:9). When we fear others, we lose our God-given freedom and allow them … Continue reading

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Growing

The front porch slats reverberated as Stephanie rocked in the rocking chair, her crocheted purse nestled in her lap. Recently out for summer break from teaching kindergarten, Stephanie enjoyed every minute of her vacation catching up on all the relaxing activities that brought … Continue reading

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Unbelief to Glory Illustration

The illustration below encapsulates the step-by-step testimony detailed in my book, My Journey Through the Cross, and is found on page 141. It shows the spiritual path from unbelief to glory. We begin our journey identifying with the old nature, our … Continue reading

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Mercy and Grace

MERCY Mercy means “compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.” Mercy is not getting what we deserve. Mercy moves the offender from a negative balance up to zero. “I’ve paid all … Continue reading

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Discovery

My dad, what a gentleman! So generous and thoughtful, he gave me for my birthday last year a silver watch from Switzerland. It holds an opal face with Roman numerals. He knew he could trust me with it because he knows me … Continue reading

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