14 Oct 2017

Preeminence0

What is most important to you?
Most of the time we aren’t honest with ourselves as we answer this question. We want Christ to be in first place in our hearts, but is He? After all, He is preeminent in all things. Paul proclaims the truth of Christ’s supreme position in Colossians 1:17-18: “And he is [...]

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16 Sep 2017

Mole Holes0

In the car driving home from church, I asked each of my girls what they had learned. My ten-year-old is always well-thought-out with her answers. “In my class, we talked about what it means to be a light in the darkness. Jesus is the light inside of us and we shine that light to a [...]

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14 Aug 2017

Lessons with The Maestro0

I have a really old dog. Maestro is my first born and my only son! He’s 14 and 1/2 years old, and in his senectitude, he’s decided he doesn’t need to please us anymore. Many times he knows what we’re asking of him as he makes eye contact with us, but still chooses to walk [...]

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25 Jul 2017

This Normal World0

My seven-year-old asked me recently, “If you’re in Heaven, can you fall off and go into the normal world again?” I had a good chuckle and then explained to her the difference between the spiritual and material realms.
Having lost people dear to me, sometimes I wish they could fall into my “normal world” again [...]

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22 Jun 2017

All for Jesus0

If we could give all of ourselves to Christ and hold nothing back from Him, what would that truly look like? Oh, to be entirely yielded to the Savior . . .
Mary D. James puts it best in these lyrics:
All for Jesus, all for Jesus!
All my being’s ransomed powers:
All my thoughts and words and [...]

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