Tag Archives: Piper

if you haven’t read it…

Our children were 6, 5 and 3 the first time I read Don’t Waste Your Life. I’d gone along on a work trip with my husband, and for the first time in years, with our children at their aunt’s house and … Continue reading

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Why did God create us?

“God created me — and you — to live with a single, all-embracing, all-transforming passion — namely, a passion to glorify God by enjoying and displaying his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. Enjoying and displaying are both … Continue reading

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once every day I shall simply

This damp spring morning, the clover glistened. I found myself captivated. Thousands of tiny specs, dazzling, lay before my eyes. Green at its spring loveliest, crowned with glistening drops of misty moisture. Droplets suspended, balancing on each smooth leaf like rare … Continue reading

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humble yourself by casting your anxiety

“Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you at the proper time, casting … Continue reading

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a septillion stars

God put us on this little planet with the night’s sparkling array spread above us. Rotating around the star we know as the sun, within the galaxy we call the Milky Way, He created our solar system within myriads upon myriads … Continue reading

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asking in Jesus’ name

You may be like me and you’ve wondered what Jesus meant when He said: “…I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John … Continue reading

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to show the infinite measure of His worth

“God made us alive and secured us in Christ so that he could make us the beneficiaries of everlasting kindness from infinite riches of grace. This is not because we are worthy. Quite the contrary, it is to show the … Continue reading

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the essence of saving faith

“Saving faith is not the persuasion that in the resurrection Jesus rose bodily from the grave. That persuasion is essential to saving faith, but not the essence of it. The devil knows that Jesus rose from the dead, and he … Continue reading

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thanks-giving that’s not hypocritical

When your heart is heavy and thanks seems buried beneath sorrow: “Do not say, ‘But it is hypocritical to thank God with my tongue when I don’t feel thankful in my heart.’ There is such a thing as hypocritical thanksgiving: … Continue reading

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Interpreting and applying Proverbs 22:6

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 But how do I train up a child in the way he should go? What of moments … Continue reading

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colored leaves and His plans for your future

Autumn in my part of the world is drawing to a close. Another season passes, and oh, I’ll miss its colors. But in the missing, I relish this truth God declares to us: As leaves that flamed yellow and red … Continue reading

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Called out of darkness for a purpose

“… you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. ‘Once you had no identity as a people;     now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy;     now … Continue reading

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