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paradoxical weakness

Paradox defined: something having contradictory properties… In a precious little book of Puritan prayers and devotions compiled by Arthur Bennett titled The Valley of Vision, the author shares the following in the opening devotion of the same name … Let … Continue reading

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so now faith, hope and love abide

1 Corinthians 13 is well known as the love chapter of the Bible and way too often we peer into the 13 verses of that chapter with a tunnel vision that only sees the topic of love. But maybe … … Continue reading

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receiving the fullness of God

Yesterday’s post ended with these words … But here’s the challenge.  Before the overflow can begin, we must be filled to the fullness of God (Eph 3:19).  After all, fullness precedes overflowing. Are we receiving … experiencing the fullness of … Continue reading

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A Prayer about Nonselective Compassion

Yep, I think the Holy Spirit might just be speaking to me. The above is the title of the next devotional entry in my 2015 devotional book (Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith by Pastor Scotty Smith) that I … Continue reading

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the love journey

Yes, love seems like a journey to me.  Sometimes the entire journey happens in but a moment … at other times hours, days, weeks, months and even years pass. This post is me wrestling to understand a bit of that … Continue reading

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a cancer testimonial to the glory of God

Let me start with this … I PRAISE GOD FOR EVERY SINGLE STEP IN MY CANCER JOURNEY … a journey still underway EVERY SINGLE STEP! It all started in August 2007, when a routine colonoscopy found a polyp too big … Continue reading

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but what am I saved from?

Most Christians will eagerly confess, ‘I am saved’.  But how many of us can really answer the question … What am I saved from? Most of us can do a pretty good job of answering that question from a hereafter … Continue reading

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