Colossians 3:1-17  The Message (MSG)

Colossians 3:1-17 He Is Your Life 3 1-2 So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front … Continued

God Showed Me Mercy #58

#58 for February 7, 2019 Have you ever been “Robbed and plundered [by Satan] and trapped in holes with no one to rescue?” (Isaiah 42:22). In this series called “God Rescues From Messes,” I tell how God rescued me.  This is … Continued

You…God Made Alive #26

“Trust in the Lord and do good; so you will dwell in the land and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in … Continued

Heart-rending Questions #24

#24 in series for September 25, 2018 There’s much devastation in our world and has been in every age. There continue to be wars and rumors of wars, starvation, unemployment and many other problems.  “Is there a way to life? … Continued

BECAUSE HE LOVES US, … Post #11

Post #11 for August 7 Have you ever caught your child doing something dangerous which you’d made clear was not allowed? What do you do? Say it’s a three-year-old running into a busy street to get a ball, or a teenager … Continued

Patches of Fog

“Patches of fog won’t hold up under sun.” I clipped this intriguing phrase out of a newspaper and pondered its meaning. “Patches of fog” reminded me of the confusion and depression I’d experienced. “Lord, give me clear sailing,” is what … Continued

May You Overflow With Hope

Topical Bible-Reading Plan for April:   You may print out this page and use it for your daily Bible reading. I compiled it for our church newsletter, The Focus.  Because Jesus lives, we have hope. Day 1. I Thess. 4:13-18. Hope that loved … Continued

Grace

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Because God is merciful, he extends grace to us. We are able to receive his grace only through faith in Jesus Christ. Grace is Jesus buying what we desperately need and then giving it to us as a gift. (see … Continued

Through the Valley

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     In a Christian’s spiritual walk, it is not unusual to go through a dark valley now and then. In fact, we need to as part of our growth. Whether this valley is grief, discouragement, illness, or some tragedy, … Continued

Expectations/Trust

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 I had expected to have this blog ready by the first of February, but as you see… we have passed Groundhog’s Day, almost to Valentine’s Day! I’ve been thinking a lot about expectations. Are they good or bad? When I don’t … Continued