Tag Archives: Calvary

Embracing God

What does God care about? How does a person receive eternal life? What must I do to be saved? I find it ironic how often the answer to these three question will contradict each other even when you are asking … Continue reading

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The Christian Atheist – A Scary Thought

Today we think about one of the oddest actions in the world. No, it isn’t when people who don’t believe in God act like they don’t believe in Him. It isn’t when people who are iffy about God act like … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Knowing God

Mysteries. They catch my fascination. I love a good who-done-it. They stretch my mind. They capture my imagination. They make me want to solve the puzzle before it is revealed. Have you ever thought of the wonderful mystery of knowing … Continue reading

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The Power We Have (encouragement)

This week I am thinking about God’s uncommon faithfulness. He was faithful to Paul when he was heading to Rome. Paul’s relationship with God tells us much about God’s relationship with all of His people. God is faithful. He encourages. … Continue reading

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“Oops! I Did a Good Thing!”

“Oops!” Haven’t we all said that? We say it when we do something poorly or accidentally. We say it when we wish that we could have done something different. It is an exclamation of our mess ups. Have you ever … Continue reading

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4th of July Thoughts

Wow! Another 4th of July.  Happy Birthday America! As I think about July 4th, I think about all the history of those days.  I think of the people whose lives were made harsher as tyranny increased.  I think about how … Continue reading

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The Confidence of Knowing God’s Love

Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, 2 Corinthians 4:1 Did you have a grandmother like mine? In my grandmother’s house there were smells and expressions that told me I was loved … Continue reading

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Grace, Listening, Grace, Love, Grace, Patience…

There is a word in the Christian vocabulary that we really like on one hand, but also really struggle with. The word is grace. As we see the polarization of our communities right now over our differing responses to the … Continue reading

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Be An Example

Paul said, “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.”  Quite a statement!  It speaks of Paul’s desire to see those around him become like Jesus.  It speaks of a discipleship that was more modeling than teaching.  … Continue reading

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Why I wear a mask at church – Guest blog

by Amy Jakes   May 27, 2020 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show … Continue reading

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