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God’s love rubbed into your grief

“The love and hope of God…has to be rubbed into our grief, the way you have to rub salt into meat in warm climates…Your grief is going to make you bleaker and weaker or it could make you far more … Continue reading

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What price for clay?

“Oh, what love! Christ would not intrust our redemption to angels, to millions of angels; but he would come himself, and in person suffer; he would not give a low and a base price for us clay. He would buy … Continue reading

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Envious?

“Envy! Envy is the reverse side of a coin called vanity. Nobody is ever envious of others who is not first proud of himself.” (The Cross of Christ, John R.W. Stott) What seems basic to John Stott takes me a while … Continue reading

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I would have gained nothing

If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of … Continue reading

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What do the puzzle pieces reveal?

No matter your past, your present, or your future, when you are a follower of Jesus, God is working all things together for your good. He means for you to be conformed to the image of Christ, which is your … Continue reading

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the Grinch edged toward the more

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!  Are you confused this Christmas? Are you in need of compassion, and yearning for … Continue reading

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Dying for a cause, but of a very different sort

I keep thinking about my son. He’s nearing the age of some of the youngest terrorists making headlines in our world today. I think of the parents of those terrorists. Some of them are asking their child to strap a … Continue reading

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companionship

We were made for companionship. For tender togetherness. For moments of sweet contentment, created by and enfolded in deep relationship. We yearn to be known, to be seen through, to be accepted for who we fear we really are: To … Continue reading

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mercy, love and faithfulness at sunrise

My soul…is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your … Continue reading

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