Tag Archives: child of God

Talking to myself vs. talking to God

Some years ago a friend moved to our town and brought with her a phrase I’d not heard before — she talked about “speaking the gospel” to herself. The phrase carried depth of meaning for her. For me, not having … Continue reading

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Lean hard.

This summer, our oldest daughter led our family through a cleaning out and reorganizing of every drawer and file and nook and cranny of our home. At her urging, we poured through years of accumulated memorabilia, and in the process … Continue reading

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a Father’s reflection

This will be the third Father’s Day since my dad died.  I miss him. Your own memories of your earthly father may be painful, and your heart might not fill with any sense of missing. But as Father’s Day approaches, … Continue reading

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He has the heart and arm. I have the need.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones: “We should go into His presence as a child goes to his father. We do it with reverence and godly fear, of course, but we should go with a childlike confidence and simplicity.” Octavius Winslow: “Believing prayer is … Continue reading

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REDEEMED RANSOMED ADOPTED

Take a moment. Picture yourself as the central figure in a frightening scene. In this bleak setting, you find yourself huddled in a dark room. The stone of a cold wall cuts into your back, and sounds of moaning reach … Continue reading

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