It’s That I Didn’t

   No matter how many times I read this chapter I fall short.     I like to take it in bite sized chunks. Love is patient…love is kind…love is not jealous or boastful or proud. I want to stop and evaluate my love based on what real love is. Today I’m considering love not demanding…

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Less Like Carolyn

   I have the Corona virus.    By the time you read this I will have recovered completely and be on about life as normal, but this morning as I was getting up I decided, I’m going to “act” as if I’m feeling normal and see if my mind and body play along. As I…

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Breaking Free

   My last post about the possibility that we might be enslaved without even realizing it kind of left us hanging. So if I’m enslaved by my emotions—if I think I have to act on everything I feel, what then? If I find that I can’t just have one of something or one better of…

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Freedom vs Slavery

   I live in the freedom of Christ. I’m not bound by rules of don’t do this and don’t do that. That’s a legalistic mindset and I won’t allow myself to be enslaved by a bunch of rules. As we can see this way of thinking is nothing new. I think a seed of this…

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Follow the Pattern

   What is a pattern? I used to sew—not so much anymore, but I learned to sew by pinning a tissue paper pattern on a piece of fabric, cutting it out, and sewing it together according to the directions. Sometimes there were little > marks that you needed to match up in order to know…

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Satisfaction…Dissatisfaction…Satisfaction

   Quenching thirst leads to being refreshed which then leads to becoming thirsty again and becoming refreshed…and on it goes. We don’t take just one good drink of water and never need another. Just as water is satisfying, so is God. It’s wonderful to find our satisfaction in God, yet that satisfaction leads to dissatisfaction…

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Who’s Building Your House?

   Unless the Lord builds the house, unless the Lord fashions the friendship, unless the Lord molds the job, protects the city, raises the child—with the Lord as our foundation we are secure and without Him even our success is failure. There are many references to the Lord as our foundation found in Scripture. One…

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Wrestling with God

   It was the dead of night. Jacob, fearing the army that his brother was leading toward him, started moving his family across the river, hopefully to safety. This left Jacob all alone in the camp. The account of the wrestling match that followed is stated very simply, “And a man came and wrestled with…

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What Do I Treasure?

     I’ve been on a journey to have a rich prayer life. It’s like I heard Patricica Shirer say today on a video I watched—to pray with intentionality, more than just rambling a lot of words.    I wish I could say that I have arrived, but I think I will always be on…

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It’s My Turn

An Excerpt from my Prayer Journal:    Lord, I guess this is the way it’s supposed to be—that when reading Your word I often find myself confessing. I read Proverbs 18 today and verse 12 hits me personally with the need to confess. “Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility precedes honor.” I’m shaking my head here—I…

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