Tag Archives: sin

vast beyond all measure

How deep the Father’s love for us, How vast beyond all measure, That He should give His only Son To make a wretch His treasure. How great the pain of searing loss – The Father turns His face away, As … Continue reading

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Who twisted the thorns?

Did he wear a crown of thorns? It was done so that we might wear the crown of glory… Was he mocked and reviled? It was done so that we might be honored and blessed. Was he reckoned a criminal, … Continue reading

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washed as white as snow

I hear the Savior say, “Your strength indeed is small, child of weakness, watch and pray, find in me your all in all.” Lord, now indeed I find your power, and yours alone, can change the leper’s spots, and melt … Continue reading

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pre-schooler choices, grown-up lessons and blankets of love

My friend to her son: “Hey buddy, I’m so proud of you this morning! You’re being super sweet to your little brother. Thank you for being so kind and helpful!” His three-year-old answer: “I’m going to try really hard to … Continue reading

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Not the wheelchair but the attitude

Words Joni Eareckson Tada writes about wheelchairs and attitudes are ones I’m still trying to fully grasp and genuinely apply to my own life. I keep thinking through her explanation of the unexpected (and often wrongly interpreted) twist of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Engraved

Before the throne of God above I have a strong and perfect plea. A great High Priest whose name is Love, who ever lives and pleads for me. My name is graven on His hands. My name is written on His … Continue reading

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these inward trials

Why these inward trials, Lord? Why not instantly subdue my sin with the mighty wave of Your hand? Why not deal softly with my treasured designs for a safe and secure life? Why not allow your child even a bit … Continue reading

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Near the heart of His love

A story to turn our eyes upon Jesus.  A visual to soften our hearts and absorb our thoughts: “What though you are sometimes perplexed with doubts and fears? What though you find it hard to say whether your faith is … Continue reading

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Anchored. Or drifting.

He sat, excited as could be, drawing his vision of a tropical beach and sky and palm trees.  Make-A-Wish Foundation had asked for a picture of his dream-trip destination for their files, and we’d (his parents and sisters) been told … Continue reading

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