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Wielding the Weapon of Gratitude

When my friend with four young children mentioned that she couldn’t find someone to watch her kids so that she and her husband could go out of town for a family event, I readily volunteered. It was all fun and laughter at first, until the second day when I was struggling. I viewed this mom’s role as challenging but so very significant. She is providing emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical support and care for four human beings. All of us grow wearing in our callings at times and forget that each task God gives us has value. We tend to view what others are doing as more significant. This can …

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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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