The Flow of Grace

Like a river dam or lock, We must manage the flow of grace. This includes that flow coming into our house, and then the flow going out. This is our stewardship . 1 Peter 4:10 speaks of stewardship,  “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same...

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“ALL and NOTHING!”

It seems that these perilous times in which we are living are reducing our options to live any other way than by what Matthew 4:4 asserts: "Man shall not live by bread alone but by EVERY Word that proceeds from the Mouth of God." This is thrilling! By faith, we...

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To Belong

Do I belong? Do you belong? This question must be answered daily, since daily we  may doubt it. The question of being acceptable, measuring up, meeting the criteria; haunts us — but why? For me, the inquiry can lapse into an obsession —  one which draws me back to the...

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Three Hebrew Boys

As we obey the truth, God may allow us to be placed in precarious situations and locales — only to deliver us and reveal His glorious nature. Why does He do this? — so we can see the vast difference between Almighty God and un-mighty man. Here, watch one such...

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The Best Revenge

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Jesus spoke these words from the Cross. It was the first sentence He said once He was lifted up, according to Luke 23. His hands and feet were pierced. He had been lashed mercilessly with a scourge. A crown of...

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Remembering Easter

My childhood highlighted Easter. Not as ecstatic as Christmas, but carrying its own mixture of excitement, Easter differed from Christmas, much like death opposes birth, accentuating two poles of a man’s existence. Indeed, all the candy and gifts were tainted by those Bible stories, most importantly, the one of cruel death....

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“Arise out of Darkness!”

Let's receive Grace to go beyond an ankle-, knee-, or loin-deep experience of His Life while on earth, and let's purpose to receive Grace upon Grace to get in "over our head-knowledge"  in His Love, as His Light continually unfolds to us Who He is, what He's like, who we...

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Still, Small Voices

Elijah took shelter in a cave at Mount Horeb in 1 Kings 19. He had become a frightened man. This is interesting because in the previous chapter, this prophet was shown to be a man with authority from God, a man who could summon fire and rain with his prayers....

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The Lord is There

The pages of the book of Ezekiel are full of strange and curious images. The first chapter begins with a vision given to the prophet that includes creatures with faces and wings. There were wheels and fire and many other bright and beautiful things. All of it came out of...

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