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carrying home the water of grace

Enigma. Mystery. Puzzles and conundrums. Scripture is full of what we interpret as paradox. We, fallen, with finite minds, are unable to grasp God’s ways apart from the Spirit’s illumination. 696 more words


Newton's hymn, I asked the Lord.

I just looked this hymn up after a conversation with my husband.

Newtons’ experience reminds me of my own spiritual journey/battle. The same experience that Paul also writes of in Romans 7. 315 more words


Why More Rules Don't Make You More Holy

In the early 1980’s, I attended a Bible seminar called Basic Youth Conflicts put on by a Bible teacher named Bill Gothard. Gothard was a Youth Pastor in the Chicago area for a number of years until he went into this traveling ministry of putting on these seminars. 913 more words

Pain. Day 38 of Lent. Phantom pain of the old sin nature.

Pain. Day 38 of Lent. Phantom pain of the old sin nature.

The International Association for the Study of Pain’s widely used definition states: “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” 935 more words


I'm One of Those Lukewarm Christians

The following post appeared yesterday on 1517 Legacy, a website “committed to informing you about and providing the finest in books and teaching materials dedicated to fueling a new Reformation.” Here is the introduction, as well as the link which will take you to the remainder of the article. 580 more words


When It Doesn't Happen Overnight

So the other night I was watching the Word Network and a Woman of God was promoting a conference and promising immediate healing and deliverance. (I promise I am not saying I don’t believe in immediate healing and deliverance. 1,598 more words

A Fundamental Shift in Our Thinking

When Jesus began his earthly ministry, the gospel writer Mark tells us that his first message was, “The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:14). 1,180 more words

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