Category Archives: James

Tapping Into Grace

As the saying goes, “What you win them with is what you win them to.” So, for those of us who know that any merit we have before a holy God is by grace alone, we desire nothing more than … Continue reading

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If the Lord Wills

I am, by nature and by nurture, a planner. I think it’s in my DNA. As far back as I can remember I’ve been inclined in situations to first consider and calculate before committing. For example, after an incident where … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Above

Skillful living . . . that’s what Chuck Swindoll calls it. I remember reading years ago a piece by him where he defined wisdom as “skillful living.” Wisdom is about so much more than just what you know. It’s about … Continue reading

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A Time to Believe and A Time to Behave

I was reading in Ecclesiastes 3 this morning and was reminded that there is a season for everything . . . “an appropriate occasion for every human event or activity” (ESV Study Bible). That there is a time to be … Continue reading

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The Crown of Life

Keep your eye on the prize. I’m guessing if you’ve been in Christian circles for any length of time you’ve heard something like that before . . . maybe so often that it’s lost its punch. One of those “pat … Continue reading

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The Right Umbrella

It’s a good reminder. Every time I come across it when reading James, it causes me to pause and reflect, and remember, and relive the truth that we “do not know what tomorrow will bring.” And so, says James, it’s … Continue reading

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The Side Roads

I’m reading in James this morning and it’s kind of stopped me in my tracks. I’ve read these verses before. I’ve received teaching on this passage a number of times. But as I paused after reading the first ten verses … Continue reading

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