Tag Archives: Second Epistle to the Corinthians

Got Your Back

Going through a tough time? God Almighty says to you, “Remember, I’ve got your back.” Before the foundation of the world, the Lord decided to take care of absolutely everything for His beloved saints so that our victory in Him would … 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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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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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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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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Victory

Absolute surrender. The glory of His majesty More than I can bear Soaring through timeless days In the surge of His embrace On the wings of His will. Overwhelming awareness. In absolutely everything His mighty power rules So brilliant and … Continue reading

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Love Splash

Your grace and glory Flood my soul Spilling your love Into my heart Splashing glimpses of heaven Into my mind Buoying my needy soul To its needful place Of rest In You. (2002) Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign … Continue reading

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Caution

Caution is necessary in dealing with certain individuals. Whether these people are genuinely saved and off course, or wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing, they certainly know how to stir up trouble and shut down the work of the Holy Spirit. … Continue reading

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He’s Alive

Years ago late one autumn in our Living Waters small group, we finished sharing issues and stood in circle to pray over the needs of the group. We bowed our heads and one by one we took turns as usual. … Continue reading

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Images

Often I hear people ooh-ing and aah-ing over images. We live with beautiful images swirling all around us: winking at us on TV, staring at us on billboards, seducing us in magazines and intriguing us online. These images seem to take … Continue reading

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Stories

Everyone loves a good story. We remember delighting in them as little children. We listened to them in school. We hear them today in the media. And stories run the gamut, don’t they? There are love stories, tragic stories, fairy-tale … Continue reading

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