Posts Tagged ‘love’

A Real Live Dorcas

“…she was always doing good and helping the poor…” (Acts 9:36) For eight decades plus seven years, she blessed many with her life, laugh, and especially her cooking! She welcomed me into her inner circle over 50 years ago when I was only 11 years old. Following the divorce of my parents, her husband, Doug…

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The Power of Community

“not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25) There’s something powerful about community, especially the “church community.” In large sprawling communities as well as towns that don’t even have a blinking light, all…

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Living Proof

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Words of blessing are like a cold drink of water to the one who has parched lips. Compliments and encouragement are always welcomed by the hungry heart. But it is also true…”words are cheap!”…

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Wash My Feet

“No,” said Peter, ‘you shall never wash my feet.’ Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.’  Jesus replied, ‘You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’ ‘No,’ said Peter, ‘you shall never wash my feet.’ Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no…

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An Encouragement for Mothers

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” – Proverbs 31:30 In our society and culture today, the majority of people’s lives are posted on social media. Almost everyone is posting about their house, their vacations, their jobs, and especially their kids. I can’t even…

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Investment Tip

“Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”  (John 4:10) Are you ready to invest in the life of someone else?  Jesus was constantly investing in the lives of others,…

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Against Political Correctness

“All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” (Matthew 5:37) The swearing of oaths during the first century was a way to underwrite your trustworthiness. The Pharisees were masters of taking it to the next level, invoking whatever their hearers needed to hear. Jesus taught…

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Where There Is Love

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always…

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My Love, God’s Chisel

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” (Romans 8:28-29) When…

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Trusting Your Spouse

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always…

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