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Serendipity

It is not the nature of God to reward good deeds, but it is in the character of God to build serendipity and cosmic justice into His Creation. From the #imjustsaying series

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Desire Unfulfilled

In his book, Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis writes on desire, and on the nagging sense that some fulfillment could just be fuller: “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most … Continue reading

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Faithfulness, Not Success

The lion’s share of world-changing work is done by ordinary people who will never make headlines. They simply live faithful lives where God has placed them. Long obediences in the same direction. They’re the ones who nevertheless shape families, communities, … Continue reading

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A Prayer For The Day

God be in my head, and in my understanding;God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;God be in my heart, and in my thinking;God be at mine end, and at my … Continue reading

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Love and Surrender

“Christianity does not think of man finally submitting to the power of God, it thinks of him as finally surrendering to the love of God. It is not that man’s will is crushed, but that man’s heart is broken.” William … Continue reading

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Why Our Christian House Celebrates Shabbat (Sabbath)

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work.” (Exodus 20:8-11). … Continue reading

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Revealed Truth: The Word Of God

Interpreting the Bible is not a matter of picking and choosing, but of exploring and understanding. We don’t study God’s Word to affirm our own biases or desires. We study it so that we can know God and submit to … Continue reading

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Peace

Peace is not the absence of danger. It is the presence of God.

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Christianity Untried

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried. G. K. Chesterton From the #imjustsaying series

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God’s Updraft

Did you know that, instead of flapping their wings, eagles have the ability to lock their joints and soar effortlessly on an updraft? “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like … Continue reading

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