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Ephesians: Chosen Sinner

Hi Friends, “Every so often, one needs to be Ephesian-ed.” I heard this from a speaker at a biblical conference I recently attended. I admit a mild gasp escaped my lips. Just the week before, I’d decided to study Ephesians this summer. Already delighting in the prospect of reaping this Pauline epistle’s rich blessings, the idea 

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Bit-by-Bit Bible Method: Revel in the Richness of the Word

  Hello friends, Recently, as I studied for my Bible class, I returned to a way of reflecting on the passage I hadn’t used for a while. I broke the words/phrases into small parts and simply wrote my reflections on each section. This isn’t my deep studying, where I look into the original languages and open 

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Admonish in Love: Three Steps (Part 2)

Hello, friends, Last week we talked about the Prison of Judging Others. Ugh, how ugly judgmentalism is. How much it hurts. I shared about a time when I was harshly and unfairly judged. This week I share three guidelines I’ve gleaned about admonishing in a way your words will not only be received, but bring healing. 

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The Prison of Judging Others

    Hi friends,    A while ago, someone hurled an array of really judgmental, hurtful things to me. Her words poured out from a complete lack of understanding. She assumed a ton of negative things and jumped to hurtful conclusions. After the confrontation, my hands shook, burning tears fought to burst out, but I held them back, not wanting 

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Do You Love Me That Much? Really?

“You’re here.” My voice cracked. It was almost unbelievable—this earthly reunion brought about by my death. I thought death only brought heavenly reunions. ~from Love Like There’s No Tomorrow It boggles my mind to fathom all the amazing ways God has blessed me since the cardiac arrest tried to steal my forever breaths. Friday evening gray 

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Happy Life Anniversary to Me!

Five years ago today my heart stopped beating. I’m amazed at the work God has done in my life since death’s grasp snatched me away. This morning I went through a few Facebook posts from past anniversaries of my death, and a pattern arose, like footprints on the path of the loving message he constantly whispers 

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