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Hear Good News: The Preached Word

Photo by Dr Josiah Sarpong on Unsplash  See. Taste. Hear. God is so eager to give us the good news about Jesus that he uses all of our senses to do it.Reading our Bibles privately is one crucial way to take in his message.…
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Grace For the Mess

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash  When do you need grace for the mess in  your life? Almost anytime, I'm sure. But for me it's Christmas.This year Christmas was crazy. Fun. Busy. But not pretty. I definitely needed God's grace…
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Hungry For Change

Photo by Geert Pieters on Unsplash I'm bracing myself for the crowds this morning at my local YMCA.I'd better get there early if I expect to get a bike for spin class. This time of year the sign up list is mandatory and usually…
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Is 15 Minutes Enough?

 How many minutes is enough for Bible study?I'm talking Bible study, not just reading. Pen in hand, notebook beside open Bible. How much is enough for that? One hour a day? That's what many Women's Bible studies suggest. A…

Walk by the Spirit: Habits for the New Year

Life is a walk. That analogy fittingly describes the process of living: it is daily, has ups and downs, moves in a direction, involves putting one foot in front of the other. The Christian life is a walk, too. But the difference is this:…
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From the Study “Galatians”: Freedom and laundry

I was folding laundry when I came to a defining moment early in our marriage.Actually, I was folding my husband's t-shirts.  As I worked my way through the pile of clean laundry on the bed, I noticed that every single one of them…

To Whom it May Concern . . .

I don't write letters anymore.  You probably don't either.  These days snail mail is only useful for formal invitations, bills, and advertisers.  But news or information?  Email.  I even send my thank you cards electronically.  Except…