Posts Tagged ‘love’

Forgive Like Jesus Forgave

“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw…

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You Had One Job

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.…

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Never Deleted

“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:28) Several years ago, a dear pastor friend passed away from an accident while I was in Israel. He and I had enjoyed a wonderful conversation just a few days before I left. Needless to…

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The Gift of Community

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16) “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came…

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Don’t Let Your Love Grow Cold

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase…

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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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