Reflections On Transitions

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 Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. ~ Gilda Radner ~ I pass the wooded area  in this photo almost every day when I’m out walking my dog. He knows the route and I’m content to let him lead the way. I have no problem allowing him to think he’s … Continue reading

The Pattern Of Gracious Love

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If a person owns the kinds of things we need to make it in this world but refuses to share with those in need, is it even possible that God’s love lives in him? My little children, don’t just talk about love as an idea or theory. Make it your true way of life, and live in the pattern of gracious love. 1 John 3:17-18 … Continue reading

The OATH

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My enemy has been telling me lies about myself for just about as long as I can remember.  And I’ve been repeating them… because I believed them. Lies about my intelligence, my abilities, my looks, my body, and on and on. I won’t write any of them here, and I will try my level best to never, ever give voice (or thought) to any of … Continue reading

The Father’s Extravagant Love

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See what an incredible quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should be permitted to be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him. 1 John 3:1(AMP) Prior to adopting my daughter I didn’t really … Continue reading

Day 28 | What The World Offers

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Don’t fall in love with this corrupt world or worship the things it can offer. Those who love it’s corrupt ways don’t have the Father’s love living within them. All the things the world can offer to you – the allure of pleasure, the passion to have things, and the pompous sense of superiority – do not come from the Father. These are the rotten … Continue reading

Day 27 | Live In The Light

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The one who claims to be in the light while hating a brother or sister is in the darkness even now. The person loving a brother and sister stays in the light, and there is nothing in the light that causes a person to stumble. 1 John 2:9-10 (CEB) I’ve noticed a trend in this Bible study series regarding “The Light.” Several of the topics contain … Continue reading

Day 26 | The Path Jesus Walked

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My little children, I’m writing these things to you so that you don’t sin. But if you do sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one. He is God’s way of dealing with our sins, not only ours but the sins of the whole world. This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments. The one … Continue reading

Day 25 | No Condemnation

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John 8: 1-19 The Pharisees brought a woman to Christ who had committed adultery. They were zealous in their desire not only to judge her sin, but to subject her to a gruesome death as well. *Note, It is common for those that are indulgent to their own sin to be severe against the sins of others. ~Matthew Henry~ When Jesus addressed the crowd His … Continue reading

Day 24 | Shake Off The Dust

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However, the Jews provoked the prominent women among the Gentile God-worshippers, as well as the city’s leaders. They instigated others to harass Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their district. Paul and Barnabas shook the dust from their feet and went to Iconium. Because of the abundant presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives, the disciples were overflowing with happiness. Acts 13:42-52 (CEB) … Continue reading

Day 23 | Spiritual Growth Process

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2 Peter 1:5-11 As mentioned previously, faith is the starting point of the Christian’s life, for it by faith that we are called. We’re cleansed of our sins and our sinful nature. As God’s chosen we are made partakers of Christ’s divine nature.  In these verses, Peter is reminding us of the virtues we should seek to cultivate and demonstrate in order that we may … Continue reading

Day 22 | Put Your Light On A Stand

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  Luke 11:29-36 This one gave me a bit of trouble. I understood verses 29-32. Christ was berating the large crowd that had gathered because He knew they had not come to be instructed or enlightened by his teachings but rather they came hoping to see miracles and signs that would convince them of His truths. He said they were wicked and would receive nothing … Continue reading

Day 21 | Love and Instruction

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Therefore, as God’s choice, holy and loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Be tolerant with each other and, if someone has a complaint against anyone, forgive each other. As the Lord forgave you, so also forgive each other. And over all these things put love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Colossians 3:12-14 (CEB) Chosen, holy and dearly loved is a descriptive … Continue reading