Category Archives: Christianity

the deeper mystery

Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross. They divided his clothes and threw dice to decide who would get each piece. It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. A sign announced the charge against him. … Continue reading

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teaching children grace, not morals

Have you ever wondered how to explain a section of scripture to a child? Maybe the verses are full of the amazing details of God’s might or mercy in a person’s life, but you’re left wondering what He’d want you … Continue reading

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across the world, spread by ordinary people

“King Jesus was born in Bethlehem while His people suffered under the hands of occupiers…Bethlehem in Hebrew means “house of bread,” providing a fitting place for the Bread from heaven to become incarnate (John 7:22-59)… Bethlehem was tiny and seemingly … Continue reading

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stumbling through life blindfolded

You don’t have to stumble along in darkness. You really don’t. God, by His word, gives light: He wants to guide your steps. His teaching, enabled by His Spirit, is understandable to us even when we’re at our simplest. He means … Continue reading

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stand close

“Once more heed the exhortation — stand close to the cross of Jesus! It is the most accessible and precious spot this side of heaven — the most solemn and awesome on this side of eternity. It is the focus … Continue reading

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so we may sing

“Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.” Psalm 90:14 ______________________________________

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the “intolerable compliment”

“We are, not metaphorically but in very truth, a Divine work of art, something that God is making, and therefore something with which He will not be satisfied until it has a certain character. Here again we come up against … Continue reading

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they lose their grip on your soul only when

“How sweet did it suddenly seem to me to shrug off those sweet frivolities, and how glad I now was to get rid of them – I who had been loath to let them go! For it was you who … Continue reading

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Savior, like a shepherd lead us

Savior, like a shepherd lead us, much we need thy tender care; in thy pleasant pastures feed us, for our use thy folds prepare. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast bought us, thine we are. Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou … Continue reading

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Will I give up the right?

“…many people want to negotiate the cost rather than count it. That is, they are willing to give up things, but they won’t give up the right to determine what those things are.”(Tim Keller) Jesus said to them, “But who … Continue reading

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leave to the Lord Jesus

“How would the great work of sanctification go on in a man if he had no trial? Trouble is often the only fire which will burn away the dross that clings to our hearts. Trouble is the pruning-knife which the … Continue reading

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one lonely car

One lonely car in the driveway — where there were five. Two empty bedrooms. One mama’s heart breaking. Again. Will I ever get better at this? Will that first empty morning after they move out ever seem less lonely? Less … Continue reading

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when money (and what it buys) becomes your scorecard

“How do you know that money isn’t just money to you? Here are some of the signs. You can’t give large amounts of it away. You get scared if you might have less than you’re accustomed to having. You see … Continue reading

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somewhere else there must be more of it

“It was when I was happiest that I longed most. It was on happy days when we were up there on the hills . . . with the wind and the sunshine . . . Do you remember? The colour … Continue reading

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the calling of every Christian parent

In the corner of the world where I live this week begins a new school year for most children. Kids are nervous and excited. Parents are nervous and excited. And kids (and therefore parents) are about to find themselves inundated … Continue reading

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