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God doesn’t wrap His gifts

It is 5 minute Friday in which I write feverishly for five short minutes, find a picture to fit my story and then post without reworking and rewording the entire thing before being brave enough to publish! Today our prompt is gift. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; […]

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Fan the flame

It’s cold, there is snow on the ground and more is forecast. I am coughing and achy. In this state I am paying close attention to keeping the fire that heats our house going. When it is cold you are acutely aware that without an ongoing supply of fuel and air a fire will quickly […]

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Reading

Wrestling with an Angel

I want to thank God for an amazing little book I am currently reading. The book is Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disablity and the Lessons of Grace by Greg Lucas, about insights gained as he raised a severely disabled son by the grace of God. It is very well written, humorous and […]

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Grace

But [Jesus] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and […]

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Grace in tablet form?

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (Galatians 5:22-24 ESV) As a father, God calls me to avoid provoking my children because it will […]

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Faith

I am not what I once was

In his old age, when he could no longer see to read, John Newton heard someone recite this text, ‘By the grace of God—I am what I am.’ (1 Corinthians 15:10).He remained silent a short time and then, as if speaking to himself, he said: “I am not what I ought to be—ah, how imperfect […]