Category Archives: Love

Gift Exchange

Every time I sit down to read or listen to Scripture lately, the word Beloved jumps out. Not some general greeting, not some non-descript hello, but “Beloved.” I know there are a million other ways to address the reader, but … Continue reading

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What is Your True Identity?

Have you ever wondered what it means that we are made in the image of God? An image is a reflection or a representation of something else. If we are made in the image of God, then we have to … Continue reading

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What’s in a word?

Have you chosen your word for the year? I haven’t really gotten into this before, but this year I have a word that has been coming up for the last month or so. I don’t know if this will be … Continue reading

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Sheltered

Finally, a place to rest. Mary and Joseph, having found no room for them in Bethlehem, settle into a stable for the night. It’s not a great option. It’s not even a good option, but it was shelter and would … Continue reading

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Dismissed

Her husband Joseph, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Matthew 1:19 So often, Joseph is overlooked or only briefly mentioned in the events leading up to Jesus’ birth. … Continue reading

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Challenging Gratitude

Not long ago, I was really irritated with my husband and I just couldn’t get past it. I tried, I really did, but I just couldn’t let it go. Finally, in prayer, I realized that I needed to say what … Continue reading

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Don’t just sit there…

Now that we know we were made for holiness, that we live most fully when we let our light shine, and have some tools to help us stay connected to that light, we will finish with a call to action. … Continue reading

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What do you think?

Now, all of this holy living is great that we’ve been talking about the last couple weeks is great, but it doesn’t just happen. Not normally. There are plenty of times when we just can’t “put on compassion, kindness, or … Continue reading

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Instruction Manual

I love using Colossians 3:12-17 as a blueprint for life in Christ. The Philippians passage from Wednesday about always rejoicing can be a little hard sometimes. I know there have been times when rejoicing has been about the last thing … Continue reading

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You are the light of the world

As we move to a life of holiness, it can be a little scary. We think it will be too hard, that it will demand too much of us, and that we will have no place in the life we … Continue reading

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