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Where There is Faith

Sometimes I wish I had a crystal ball and could see how things are going to turn out in the future. I’d like to live today being able to see that everything will be okay for me and those I love in the future. While this sounds nice, it would be walking by sight which is the opposite of what it means to live by faith. Faith still believes that God’s love is real when the worst happens. Faith trusts in God’s strength when feeling none. This is the faith of people in the Bible like Abraham, and it can be ours as well when we choose to believe God …

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A Changed Heart

What kind of gear, gadgets, or stuff do you tend to gather? Is it sports equipment, clothing, or home decor? Clutter is my enemy, and I like to keep things pretty simple. Someone recently described my decorating style as “sparse.” I’m not sure if that was a compliment, but I’ll own it. I mean, I love a delivery box at my door like the next girl, but mine are usually filled with household items or commentaries.   Where am I going with all this talk about stuff? Today’s post will touch on Paul’s teaching in Romans 2:17-29 and 3:1-8, that gets at the heart of our faith. He helps us …

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Need Some Good News?

This summer has had some really special moments but it has also been filled with bad news. We had cars break down and one them bit the dust forever! Our children are growing into adults and with that comes tears over relationships and break-ups. We received news about the death of young man in the prime of his life this summer. At the funeral I felt the deep anguish of a family in shock and grief. Sometimes this summer the bad news for me has just been the continual struggle with sin – my sin, the battles my loved ones fight, and the general effects of sin on the planet. …

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