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Stand Back!

cannonball2Some of you (maybe most of you) probably think I’ve gone off the deep end, and… you’re absolutely correct! As pertains to my trust and faith, I’ve gone off the high dive the way I used to at the town swimming pool as a child. I’ve got a big smile on my face, my knees are tucked up under my chin with my arms wrapped around them, and I’m about to make a big splash! Back then, it was called a cannonball, and my intent was to thoroughly soak everyone standing nearby.

This time, it’s not water I hope to soak those around me with; it’s love, peace, joy, hope, and all the good things God continues to pour out on me. So if you don’t want to get drenched in some of those things, you better stand back!

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Isn’t it even you, before our Lord Jesus at his coming? 1Thessalonians 2:19

 

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No Artificial Ingredients

When we love God, we will receive the knowledge He reveals to us and we will not be deceived. His wisdom is pure and contains no artificial ingredients. It’s the real thing—not tampered with and never diluted.

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The Struggle Is Over!

Grace is a gift, and the simple definition of grace is we no longer have to struggle to remember and obey God’s laws, or struggle to live a godly, moral life, because He will put it in our heart and mind to do so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Standing In The Shallows

JULI - COVERI’ve written many things that I haven’t published, but I’m leaning toward changing that in the near future. I figure maybe if I saturate the market with my stuff, something will catch the current and pull the rest along with it. One of the things I did publish was a novella called “JULI”. It didn’t get caught in the proverbial current; mostly—I think—because I just threw it out there and didn’t do anything to help it along. Sometimes, we have to push things—ourselves—out into the stream, so we can make the choice to either drift on down the river, or swim across. Read the rest of this entry »

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What God Wants Most

God is no longer a God of rules and regulations; He is a God of grace and love. In the days before Jesus, salvation was something one had to earn. When Jesus died for our sins, salvation was provided to us by grace. Grace is a gift, and when we accept it, we will live a godly life as a result of it. We will obey God’s commands because, by grace, it is in our hearts and nature to do so, not because we must do so to please Him.

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I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing? Galatians 2:21

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No Strings Attached

Why is it so difficult for us to forgive? Sometimes, we think we’ve forgiven a person, but we hold on to a fragment of the hurt or anger they caused When we hold on to any piece—no matter how small—of resentment, hurt or anger, it could be we’re not truly forgiving them at all.

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… Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13

 

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Do It Your Way

I refuse to argue or debate the word of God or the love of God. I believe! End of argument. Think about it. That one word—believe—is the basis for Christianity. And, I also believe each one of us sees, hears, and understands God in our own way, and our relationship with Him is very unique and personal.

My opinion:

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If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Philippians 2:1-2

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