Category Archives: 1 John

Plot Twists, Dashed Dreams, and Peace

Our lives have had more plot twists lately than would seem possible. But after all, don’t they say that “Truth is stranger than fiction”? Sigh. So it seems. Some of the lyrics in the song When Will I Be Loved, written … Continue reading

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New Beginnings, Mercies, and Months

Onward Christian soldier. You’ve got this! Don’t become distracted by the cares of this world, even when they seem enormous (like Super Tuesday, a lingering cough, a ginormous tax bill, or a mountain of laundry). Don’t you know we follow … Continue reading

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The Truth Sets Us Free!

The voices haunt me sometimes. Oh no, not that kind of voices. Voices that mock me, reminding me that I am a mess, an idiot, worthless. Anyone else struggle with the voices? When you hear them day after day, it … Continue reading

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Consider It In Your Heart

The book of Deuteronomy is a spoken journal of sorts, a summary of events and a review of the commands that God had given to the children of Israel. Moses knew he was not going to cross over the Jordan … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John, Angels, Blessings, Children, Commandments, December 2014, Deuteronomy, Exodus, Faith, Forgiveness, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Promises, God's Word, Grace, Heaven, History, Israel, Jesus, Joy, Love, Luke, Men, Mercy, Moses, Numbers, Obedience, Salvation, Shepherd, The Father, The Nature of God | Leave a comment

The One and Only Jesus

I just finished up my first week of jury duty. The first two full days were spent in voir dire for an SV case. Thankfully I did not make it on that panel of twelve. The next three days I … Continue reading

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Love Each Other and Leave the Judging to God

“You love them; I’ll judge them.” Isn’t that a good summary of James 4:11-12? Our pastor is teaching through the book of James on Sunday mornings. It has been challenging and convicting, to say the least. Joyfulness amidst trials, being … Continue reading

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Loving In Deed and Truth

Behold, what manner of love The Father has given unto us That we should be called The sons of God! ~ from the song “Behold What Manner of Love” by Patricia Van Tine (and based on 1 John 3:1) I … Continue reading

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