Tag Archives: Jesu

Authority

“Bruno,” Jake whispered in baritone as he stomped through the wilted tulips approaching the tool shed, “over here.” Jake leaned over in the shadows to stuff his ragged jeans and jacket pockets full of expensive tools. His long whiskers were … Continue reading

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Our True Nature

Last night I had a dream. It really freaked me out. You’re a mature Christian. Can you please explain it to me? Well, I’m not exactly sure of where I was, but it felt like I was suspended way out … Continue reading

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Cycle of Double-mindedness

The illustration below from our homeschooling years shows one aspect of the cycle of double mindedness. Defining herself by her feelings and circumstances, the girl believes that she is somehow no longer the new creation that God says she is (2 … 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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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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Inferno

The only place I ever found relief was the bottoms of my feet. Somehow they were spared. To my amazement and consternation though, throughout my passage neither the bridge nor my body ever suffered actual burns although I would have … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid

These are the days when fear mounts all around us. However, these are the days when believers need not fear. We need fear neither man nor death. Man holds only the power that God gives him. Death has been conquered once … Continue reading

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The Mirror (Part 1)

On display in the center of the credenza in her living room stood two stone tablets. As a young believer, years ago she proudly purchased the life-sized replicas at a traveling antique market near her extended family’s vacation villa. Carefully she had … Continue reading

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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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Sanctification

The Master’s loving hand Ever so gently increases The flames of affliction, Excruciating pain The kind that blinds your eyes to life Cutting ever deeper, Grief so deep my heart quakes In currents that drown my soul And strangle my … Continue reading

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Depression

I don’t recall them being snuck on me I guess they were, one by one The coats, I mean Thick, drenched wool Six of them Full length with hoods And bulky wooden buttons secure No matter how I squirmed I … Continue reading

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