Tag Archives: Jesus’ love

When right, but treated like you’re wrong

Devalued. Wronged. Sure you’re right but made to endure treatment as if you’re not. Trampled over, presumed upon. Penalized or bullied. When have you, in a large and life-changingly painful way (or in a smaller, yet still hurtful way), been … Continue reading

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when we exercise spiritual gifts

When we exercise the gifts which Christ has given us we are really saying to our fellow Christians and others: “See how much the Lord Jesus Christ loves you and cares for you; He has sent me to serve you … Continue reading

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Hearts of great gratitude

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. (G.K. Chesterton) Jesus went without comfort so that you might have it. He postponed joy so that you might share … Continue reading

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Armed against the tempter’s hooks

“The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies and put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.” (Matthew Henry, 1662-1714)  The tempter prowls about seeking whom … Continue reading

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Does it really matter how I talk? (part 3)

So how do I fight the deadly forms of unwholesome talk that proceed from my mouth? First, I remember that the talk that proceeds from my mouth flows out from what’s hidden inside. Whether I talk in ways that build … Continue reading

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still the same inside

It’s that time of year in my town. Co-eds choose the same dream I chased in the 80s. Of course, not all go as I did — some do go to see and savor and thank God for His amazing … Continue reading

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Hast thou heard Him, seen Him, known Him?

 Hast thou heard Him, seen Him, known Him? Is not thine a captured heart? Chief among ten thousand own Him, joyful choose the better part. Idols once they won thee, charmed thee, lovely things of time and sense; gilded thus … Continue reading

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45 in the rear-view mirror

With a car full of kids and lots of laughter from the backseat, it suddenly dawned on me that I’d not seen a speed limit sign for some time. Highway signs had read 65 mph for some time, with four … Continue reading

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