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Thoughts on Marriage 36 Years After the Wedding

Romantic love is beautiful and exciting. It is sparked by mutual attraction and how the beloved makes us feel. But by definition it is destined to wear out and must be replaced by something more enduring. Consider what the Bible says in Colossians 1:3-5b: “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, […]

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Why Do I Sin?

“At the root of each and every sin, and each and every problem is unbelief and rejection of the gospel. People who are immoral and people who are moral both reject the gospel when they try to be their own savior.” Tim Keller, Romans Bible study page 4.

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Romans 1:5-6

I recently downloaded a Bible study authored by Tim Keller on the Epistle of Romans. It is available as a PDF download from www.redeemer.com at the online store. I found the study on Galatians tremendously beneficial and could not wait to dive into Romans. First lesson, Paul writes verses 5-6: “…Jesus Christ our Lord, through […]

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Promises, Promises

Recently I was reading through Luke 22 and came to the account of Jesus foretelling Peter’s denial of Christ. I will list it for you below: 31 ‚ÄúSimon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,[d] that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. […]

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June Cleaver- An Example of Biblical Womanhood?

Here is a great article on what it means to be a biblical woman. Take time to read and consider the implications. http://www.sometimesalight.com/1/post/2012/11/mad-men-june-cleaver-and-biblical-womanhood.html

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Talk, Talk, Talk

“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” I John 3:18 I know what you believe by what you do. I know you care by how you act. If you love your brother or sister it will be visible.

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The Grid Is Up

It was 8 days and 15 minutes without power. At first we had a lot of family bonding but when the temperatures fell to 40 some degrees in the house we were ready to return to the 21st century. Actually it wasn’t until the power went back on that I realized how stressed the 8 […]

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7 Days and Counting

At 8:15 pm tonight we will complete one full week without power. In some ways I feel like we are living in A Little House on the Prairie story. Many people have offered to host us and even drive to us to bring supplies. We are very blessed to have so many kind people in […]

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If Love Moves Toward People Why Am I Running Away?

In my last post I quoted Professor David Powlison of www.ccef.org and www.wts.edu who says “Love moves toward people.” This phrase has stuck with me since my first class with Dr. Powlison. It serves as a plumb line to help me see where and when I veer off from God’s truth. When we move toward […]

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Spoiled?

Definition from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/spoil To spoil: 1. a. To impair the value or quality of. b. To damage irreparably; ruin. 2. To impair the completeness, perfection, or unity of; flaw grievously: spoiled the party. 3. To do harm to the character, nature, or attitude of by oversolicitude, overindulgence, or excessive praise. 4. Archaic a. To plunder; […]

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