Life Quips

I’ve dedicated 15 years of my adult life trying to discover “what makes us tick.” So what have I learned? God may remove a beautiful face to fix the bland “inner” face of a man or woman. A person is wholly who they are on the inside — a person...

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Blessed to Rest

Remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy. This stands as the fourth commandment that we read in Exodus 20. God declared these commandments, 10 of them, to Moses. They were etched with the finger of the Lord on tablets of stone. They were given during a 40-day period when Moses...

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Commandments Done Right

The word “commandment” is a word that sounds so forceful, so prohibitive, and so hard to us. We imagine a policeman shouting, “STOP!” when we consider it. So it may come as something of a surprise to hear John write these words in one of his letters: “For this is...

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Sifted and Sent

Peter was a marked man, marked by the devil himself. Hell viewed this fisherman as something of a soft target. Peter struggled with consistency as he walked beside the Savior of the world. Jesus met Peter, we read in John 1, because his brother Andrew, a faithful disciple of John...

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Creator, Creature and Creation

Beginnings are important. The first impression we get when we open our Bibles is that God is Creator. It was He who made the heavens and the earth, declares the first verse of Genesis. He didn’t need to do this. In making these things, God did not seek to add...

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Turn Aside and See

The Lord is continually waiting to be gracious to us and wanting to reveal Himself to us in deep ways. Let us simply receive Grace to be willing to turn aside from our way and walk in His, the "more excellent way". When God saw Moses doing so, He called...

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