Category Archives: God’s love for sinners’

Broken and Ashamed

February 16 There may not be a worst-case scenario to “broken”… than busted. As in caught red-handed. Completely and undeniably guilty. No debate. No recourse. Just busted. It is in that moment when your actions have caused the course of … Continue reading

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Broken in Heart (Woman at the Well)

February 14 It is one of the most heart-rending of occurrences… Love found, love experienced, (but in the course of time)… love lost. Broken love relationships are one of the most commonly-shared human experiences. Nearly all of us have been … Continue reading

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Broken Treasures…

February 12 Back when we were first married, my wife had a collection of Precious Moments figurines. She has always had a soft spot in her heart for those little figures with the teardrop eyes and the Bible-based themes. When … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Psalm 5

February 11 Psalm 5 is known as a song of lament. David is in dire straits (much as he was in Psalm 4) and takes his problems (and his feelings) to God (vs. 1-3). The cool thing is that God … Continue reading

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Prayer 101… The Lord’s Prayer; part 6

January 30 “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12) While on this topic of forgiving our debtors, we should expand our thoughts on its importance to effective prayer. Immediately after the Lord gave … Continue reading

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Treasured

October 31 I wanted to follow-up on yesterday’s post with another thought – something that is really essential for all of us Christians to understand. As believers in God, and in Christ Jesus, we are all called to represent God … Continue reading

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An Optional God

October 8 “Remember your Creator in the days of your youth…” (Ecclesiastes 12:1) It was a headline that is all too common these days… “Young Man Found Dead.” I was struck by the picture of a handsome young man, who … Continue reading

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Vagabond Kitties and Forever Homes…

August 31 Well… my kids have done it again. Recently, my wife and I returned home from much-needed getaway only to discover that we had (apparently) welcomed a new family member into our home – a six-week-old kitten that the … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

August 23 “If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” (1 John 1:9) I find it interesting that many Christians struggle with the whole … Continue reading

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“Under Sonstruction”

July 28 “But to all who believed Him… He gave the right to become sons of God.” (John 1:12) I used to paint quite a bit. Not rooms. Real paintings – nature scenes, mountains, lighthouses, etc. I actually learned the … Continue reading

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