Tag Archives: abiding in Christ

A Blessing Here and Now

I had a brief conversation with someone yesterday who “had to admit” their faith was being shaken somewhat by the suffering being experienced by various people within our church family. I empathized with her empathy for those who are dealing … Continue reading

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What More To Do?

He does all things well (Mk. 7:37). If that’s not one of the “official” attributes of God, I’m thinking it should be. Something I read in Isaiah this morning has me thinking it. In chapter five, Isaiah the prophet becomes … Continue reading

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Enriched

Three words. That’s what I’m chewing on this morning. Two of those words popping, I’m sure, because of a book I’ve been reading by Rankin Wilbourne on the doctrine of our Union with Christ — in which one of the … Continue reading

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The God of My Life

In one sense it strikes me as an apt psalm for expressing some of the collateral damage experienced during a pandemic. As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for … Continue reading

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Simple. Not Easy.

At first I think it’s a gimme. A tap in. An easy shot. A no-brainer. But as I chew on it, while I may think it’s simple, if I’m honest with myself I know that far too often it isn’t … Continue reading

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Whole Lotta’ Abidin’ Goin’ On

Nope! The world’s no simpler this morning than it was last night when I went lights out. Surprise! Not surprised. So grateful on mornings like this for a Rock and sure foundation. So appreciate an unfailing place of stability. So … Continue reading

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A Dwelling Faith

Faith, real faith, is not just about what we believe, but is evident in how we behave — and that, because it abides. That’s what I’m picking up from what Paul’s laying down this morning as I eavesdrop on some … Continue reading

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It Is Good To Be Near God

Feeling isolated yet? If you’re an introvert who normally racks up a fair amount of on-your-own time, maybe you’re scratching your head saying, “What’s that?” But maybe, if you’re more used to going a million miles an hour and having … Continue reading

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To Bear Fruit

Jesus interpreted the news for them. That incident where Pilate decided to shed the blood of those not so innocent Galileans who had come to shed the blood of their innocent sacrifices in Jerusalem? Don’t think it was God’s divine … Continue reading

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Disciples Indeed

Got back last night from a much needed couple of days back in the homeland filling the tank with grandkids time (I think their parents were there too). But though the reserves were being replenished, the routine was unsurprisingly dismantled. … Continue reading

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