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Blessed or not?

I like blessings, don’t you? We are promised blessings in the Bible, aren’t we? Jesus has a whole thing about them on the Sermon on the Mount. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. … Continue reading

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Yardwork

I am in the middle of a writing retreat – three days of setting everything aside and working on my next book. It’s a time of incredible focus and wonderful progress, as I write with friends who are doing the … Continue reading

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Do I forgive or not?

It can be so hard to figure out this whole forgiveness thing. With Be Not Afraid, I have  helped many people work through what it really means for their own situations. Of course, I’m always working it out in my own … Continue reading

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What does forgiveness mean?

What does forgiveness really mean? Can we forgive without someone being sorry? Continue reading

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Can I Forgive?

“Then Peter went up to him and said, ‘Lord, how often must I forgive my brother? As often as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘Not seven, I tell you, but seventy-seven times.’” (Matthew 18:21-21) Forgiveness is a tricky thing. Does the … Continue reading

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Who should we listen to?

I just read a story that I found kind of odd. King Ahab has a plan of action to retake some land and is looking for confirmation from God. 400 prophets say it’s a go, but his potential ally wonders … Continue reading

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Bear Wrongs Patiently

The act of mercy to bear wrongs patiently seems a bit backwards doesn’t it? As we delve again into the Year of Mercy, it seems that the object of this one should be the one being wronged, not the one committing … Continue reading

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Pray for those who hate you

Do you pray for people you dislike? Do you pray for people who you see as evil? I had a person that I prayed for. I didn’t pray for good things to happen, I prayed for the person to be … Continue reading

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No miracles?

Healing based on faith begs a question. What about the healings, miracles, and signs that aren’t given? Does that mean that I don’t have enough faith? I don’t believe that at all. I think that with faith, we can see … Continue reading

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Perspectives

  I have a cross in my yard, and it is a place of comfort, peace, and rest.  I love to go there when the weather is nice to read and pray.  It’s a beautiful symbol.   I thought of … Continue reading

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