Stolen Identity: The Ultimate Theft

In the beginning. So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female. (Genesis) At creation, the Creator God declared: It is good. About humanity, He declared: It is very good. Since then, we have chosen to believe the lie of our enemy. This lie […]

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Necessary Assurance: Jesus is Mine

“At the heart of what it means to be a Christian is to receive a new identity. In Jesus, we do not lose our true selves, but we become our true selves, only in Him.” Last week I had the blessing of spending time with my parents, sibs, nephews, adult children and my grands. When […]

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This is Us: Why?

[As our kids were growing up, our concern for them was not as much about what they were thinking or doing, but why they were thinking or doing it. I try to maintain an ongoing self-eval using the same question: Why? Proverbs 16:2, 1 Cor 4:3-5] Why in the world would I watch and promote watching […]

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A Pledge of Allegiance: One Christian, Under God

Younger generations are suspicious of biblical ethics. Older generations, of biblical justice. Jesus says you must have both if you are going to follow Him. Word AND deed. Grace AND Truth. Love AND Law. Ethics AND Justice. ‘You must repent” AND “Remember the poor.” The slippery slope is an equal opportunity hazard. Some slip away […]

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Verbiage: Pursuing the Art of Making Less Mean More

“Academic texts are often characterized by verbiage—the use of more words than are needed to express an idea. Verbiage does nothing but hide the real message of the text under a load of needless words, frustrate and dispirit the reader, and weaken the credibility of the author.” Too many words. Most of my readers – […]

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This Time I will Praise the LORD

My post is a little different today. Instead of my own thoughts, I’m sharing a story of a sweet friend and young mom. Our girls met and lived with her in Africa. Keely became like a sister to them. Her (along with her now hubby and 2-yr old son) journey over the last 6 months […]

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Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go

Scandalous: causing general public outrage by a perceived offense against morality or law. Reckless: rash; showing no regard for consequences. I am fairly certain that I was born a skeptic. But when I was re-born, Jesus began the process of transforming me through the study of His word and the power of the Spirit (Romans […]

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