Category: Grace

How to deal with People who don’t like You

Jesus loved perfectly, nevertheless, He was hated, despised, rejected, mocked, beaten, and crucified.  God used this suffering to put Jesus in a place of choice.  He could choose to endure the pain or He could have called ten thousand angels

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Forget the Former Things

“Forget the former things” (Isaiah 43:18). There are so many things in my life that I want to forget.  There are things that sadden my heart to think that I did what I did or said what I said.  There

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Be Blessed!

Recently this has been on my mind quite a bit.  I have started finishing my letters, emails, and sometimes even my texts with the phrase “Be Blessed.”  I know that some people are thinking already that we are all, as

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The Divine Nature

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so

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Samuel’s Lesson

God’s Solution to the Hatred in our Nation! Yesterday, the memorial service for the five Dallas police officers took place.  They were gunned down for no other reason except they were police officers.  For Micah Johnson, the uniforms were the

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America, the Divided

What has become of America, the Beautiful?  Has it not become America, the Divided? All we hear about is the unrest of different factions and groups that far too often lead to violence as it did this week in Sacramento. 

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Self-Forgiveness

The Lord had predicted it.  “Three times you will deny me,” He told Peter.  Peter just could not believe that it would be true.  Then it came true.  Peter was confronted by the crowds as Jesus was being taken to

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This picture is my homepage…

Each morning as I begin the day, like most of us, I open my browser.  I read different devotionals and blogs as part of my quiet time in the mornings with the Lord.  But before I get to any of

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Sent in Peace!

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. (NIV) John 20:21-23 When the Lord sent out Christ

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The Scapegoat

Psalm 51 may be the most powerful chapter in Scripture.  Certainly there is an argument to be made about other chapters, but David’s words in Psalm 51 considering what he had been through that led to him penning these words

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