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Good News To All

Dear Saints, I just talked with someone this morning about how Eastern religious practices are making their way into the church.  Why would that happen?  Perhaps it is because as Burk Parsons writes, people are looking for the “fresh and new.”  Today’s entry is short and may not be profound.  Or is it?  A reminder to stand […]

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An Article on Joy

Dear Saints, There is a struggle we all have between biblical joy and circumstantial happiness.  How do we respond to circumstances that are dry, hard and/or traumatic and seem to never end?  This entry on true joy speaks into this challenge.  Certainly there are situations of clinical depression or situations that make us cry out […]

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Fellowship Meals

Dear Saints, This week’s devotion comes from Rosaria Butterfield regarding the evangelistic value of fellowship meals.  I am not attempting to guilt trip people (for I too would be guilt tripped), but it serves as a reminder just how powerful breaking bread with even our enemies can be.   I commend it to you. “In […]

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Love: Needs Vs. Wants

“It (love) does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” 1 Corinthians 13:6-8a What do you do when someone loves you in a way that you did not expect? Do you shrug it off, chalking it up […]

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Does God Scare You?

Dear Saints, Perhaps you have felt like this about God – that He is scary.  Yet He is supposed to be good, approachable and loving.  I am reminded of the C.S. Lewis comment that goes  – “Safe?  Of course, He is not safe, but He is good.”   Ed Welch in his article, “God Scares […]

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The Thief of Joy

I recently started a photography job that includes showing and selling the finished sessions to clients. I have done better at sales than I expected; it helps that I believe in what I am selling. I rarely see my coworkers, so we use a virtual workspace platform where we can share tips and successes, ask […]

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A Gospel Coalition Article For You

Dear Saints,The following article/video addresses suffering in a very real, lucid and evangelistic manner.  While it does not address sociological suffering per se, it speaks to every one of us at some level.  I commend it to you.  “Nightbirde, How Can It Be OK?” by Angela Davis

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A Sermon on Romans 8

Dear Saints, This week’s devo will be provided by Ligonier contributing pastor H.B. Charles Jr.  Son of a preacher man, he is pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL.  This YouTube message was a real blessing to me and my wife.  Listen closely.  He makes various distinctions that really make this passage in Romans […]

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An Article on Sexuality

There are many topics in today’s world that seek our attention and awareness. The topic of sexuality in our culture is one of those. It is one that leads people to discomfort, confusion, and challenge as they consider or hear about same-sex attraction and gender identification. Attached below is an article from Desiring God that […]

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What Love Isn’t and What It Is

By Hope Martin Love, real love, will never be pain-free. Pain in our relationships comes from lack of or poor communication. It comes from making assumptions about other people’s motives. It comes from broken and delayed promises. It comes from long days and short tempers. It comes from stubbornness, pride, and jealousy. Even our best […]

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