Faith Like a Mustard Seed

Jesus came down from the mountain where His glory shined forth for a few moments. The Lord was transfigured into light and only Peter, James, and John were there to see Him as He spoke with Moses and Elijah. It was a magnificent time, and the disciples were told to...

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Noah Found Grace and God Told Him to Build

Noah was a man who found grace among a grace-less population. The age in which he lived is described as one when every imagination of every heart was only “evil continually” (see Genesis 6:5). Violence dominated human society. Bloodshed was common and celebrated it seems. We read of a man...

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Grace Identity

  Am I enough? This nagging question can cause us to soul search – but is it the right question? Self analysis helps in accessing our goals, but not in interpretation of all the facts. The trifecta of shame, guilt and fear cause us to be fragmented, resulting in a...

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Indifference

     Consider the analogy of a frog sitting in a water pot. He is use to his environment, but subtly and unaware, the water is steadily heating up, and he is being slowly cooked! Subtle changes that we “learn to live with” we don’t feel the outcome right away...

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Our Daily God

Every day we: Have a new day to rejoice in, Have new mercies, Are loaded with benefits, Have daily bread Take up a daily cross (in identification with His cross). Are renewed in the Spirit of our minds. Every day we are counted as sheep for the slaughter as spoken...

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A Thin Thread of Hope

Her door was always open – for the wrong reasons. Rahab was a whore in Jericho, a significant and wild city in Canaan. It was no surprise to Rahab that two men had come to her place. This happened all the time in her line of work. These men, however,...

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Memories

Memory Lane? I remember childhood fantasies; summer days, exploration and discovery. Naivete, longevity, and levity accompanied almost every day. Ducks, dogs and dandelions littered the landscape; sea-cows, blue frogs and giant turtles stayed large in the memory — we visited the zoo! — then ice cream and better yet, lime...

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The Holy House of God

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body”  (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) God’s true home is in us. These verses written by the...

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Hear the Beloved Son

They went to the mountain with Jesus to pray. They got so much more. Peter, James, and John were there – sleeping, surprisingly. Then came the Light, and these Apostles became “fully awake” to the Presence they were experiencing. Jesus stood before them in dazzling white garments. With Him, there...

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