IS GRACE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT? II…

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(Grace-Part I) There are other aspects to grace in the Old Testament that we don't think of as being grace. I'm going to point them out because they can be helpful along the way. Especially as we parent or relate to people in our spere of influence. Particularly in our country (USA) we are inclined to think of happiness, comfort, happy experiences as being the kinds of things we want to give Continue Reading

HOW IS YOUR AFTER PHOTO?…

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  How am I progressing toward healthy? I got sick one day this past week. *smile* Which goes to show how much control we have over our well thought out goals! It wasn't severe sick. Not the awful stuff that is going around. It was more like a weak, worn-out-tired-if-you-don't stop-you will-be-really sick kind of thing. So I stopped and vegged all day Saturday. I woke up Sunday and Continue Reading

WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF YOU?…

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  What does the Lord require of you? What a list! It is one that both He and I know I can't fulfill. But when He made the requirement, He already knew He was going to fulfill it for me. Just as He illustrated so clearly in Genesis 15 for Abraham way back before Israel was a nation, before they were even a family. When He made that covenant with Abraham, He illustrated for him that He was Continue Reading

SHARING LIGHTENS THE LOAD…

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As a child, sharing was something I hated. My sister was born on my first birthday. So even my birthday was shared. We always shared a room. We tended to disagree over most preferences So someone usually had to compromise.   It seemed that sharing tended to be one-way from my perspective. I don't think it was true. That's just how it felt. Older children are Continue Reading