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Our Hope: Grace Beyond The Terror

“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father.”  Romans 8:15 (KJV) Abba Father.  We have heard this name used in songs, and in sermons.  It is one of those names that we think ...

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Control: Who Do You Want to Have It?

The most recent incident of gun violence has, once again, put the topic of gun control in the headlines. Two ideologies are duking it out, so to speak, over the best way to get “control” of this problem. It’s curious to me that though few of us like to be ...

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Most of What We Worry About Never Happens

I read somewhere years ago that 85% of what we worry about never happens! And what does happen you will be able to handle better than expected. When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he ...

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Complete Transformation: I Am Loved

I was just a child when she died. Fourteen going on forty. So young, and yet I became so old. My smile was buried in her grave, My laughter turned to stone-cold silence. My happiness, well, I forgot what that was. I didn’t need anything or anybody — Didn’t need? ...

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How Did It Get So Late So Soon?

Since losing my husband, I’ve come to believe that time is a cruel mistress.  When you want time to fly by, it goes slow.  When you want it to slow down, it goes fast.  I’ve gone through phases of feeling like I just saw Paul yesterday to feeling like it ...

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