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How You Can Love by Faith - Part 3

This is Part 3 of a 4 part series - How You Can Love by Faith 3. You cannot love in your own strength Just as surely as “those who are in the flesh (the worldly, carnal person) cannot please God,” so in your own strength you cannot love as you should. You cannot demonstrate agape love, God’s unconditional love for others, through your...

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How is your Heart Today?
How is your Heart Today?

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." Proverbs 4:23 Is your heart rejoicing today or are you brokenhearted? Is your heart pure or is it deceitful? Would people say you have a heart of gold or a heart of stone? Do you have a soft heart or a hard heart? Do you have a generous heart or a greedy heart? During the past...

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Refugees – Try and Imagine
Refugees - Try and Imagine

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me" (Matthew 25:35). Most every newscast these days shows pictures of refugees streaming from...

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Faith:  Ask for More
Faith: Ask for More

If you are having a hard time trusting God in your life these days, you are in good company. Even Jesus' closest followers, who walked and talked with Him here on earth, found their faith lacking too. Feeling overwhelmed and incapable of measuring up to the standards Jesus laid out, they cried out, "Increase our faith!" (Luke 17:5). Jesus replied...

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Surprised by Joy
Surprised by Joy

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4 Often I wished we could live close to the ocean or a lake. This desire only increased after hearing author Philip Keller speak on the spiritual insights he gained while living near the ocean. However, I never told God about my desire. I thought it was too self-centred. After...

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One Link in a Chain
One Link in a Chain

"For you must teach others those things you and many others have heard me speak about. Teach trustworthy men (people), who will, in turn, pass them on to others" (2 Timothy 2:2). One of my neighbours invited me to her craft sale. I decided to go so that I could meet more of my neighbours and I am very glad I went. At the sale I met up with Janet,...

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Guilt
Guilt

I purchased an expensive picture for our bedroom. I had been looking for one since we moved into the house six years ago and finally found the perfect one. At least, so I thought at the time of the purchase. There was a catch, the sale was final, I could not return it if I didn’t like it. To my utter dismay, after it was delivered and placed...

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Aphids and Sin
Aphids and Sin

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life" (Proverbs 4:23). What a delight it was to drive into our yard after a three-week ministry trip. My eyes drank in the colorful, beautiful flower beds and I gave my inward approval. They had been well looked after. They were alive and vibrant with color, a wonderful contrast to...

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