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The Ultimate Christmas Purchase

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45 I have truly never thought about this word… RANSOM. I have honestly never pondered the idea of ransom, how it relates to Christmas and the reality that Jesus … Continue reading

You Are First In Line …

Behold, I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions and [physical and mental and strength and ability] over all power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in anyway harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are … Continue reading

I Run For Mugs

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize?  So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24 Thanksgiving morning, I woke early to stretch.  At 5:07 AM you would have found me in the living room, Bible on the floor, with my legs sunken deeply … Continue reading

The Gospel

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience – among who we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying … Continue reading

But There You Are, Esther…

When Mordecai learned all that had been done, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes and went int to the midst of the city…Mordecai told all that had happened and the exact sum of money that Haman had promised to pay into the King’s treasuries for the destruction of the Jews. Esther … Continue reading

One Necessary Thing for the Holidays {II}

Imagine yourself standing in a long checkout line at Target. To pass the time you begin to browse the magazines. You have no children with you, the nanny has them all at home practicing violin (hey – this is fiction…let’s make it good) so you grab a “grown-up” candy bar to share with absolutely no … Continue reading

31 Days of Prayer: One

Salvation Children:“Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.” Others or Myself:“Let salvation spring up within __________. Let the salvation that is in Christ Jesus be obtained, with eternal glory.” You heavens above, rain down righteousness; let the clouds shower it … Continue reading

So What If It Is Today?

I lay in bed last night, Brent slowly making his way from the couch downstairs. I could hear him piddling, checking in on the boys, adjusting the air conditioner setting. I knew I had an extra couple of minutes with the Lord. Just us. “So Lord, what if it is tomorrow? With all of this … Continue reading

May This Story…

…never become too familiar. Be amazed this Easter morning. Now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been removed from (lifted out of the groove across the entrance of) the tomb. So she ran and went to … Continue reading

Easter Week: A Palm Sunday Activity

Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! Psalm 118:25-26 This expression when translated into Greek becomes Hosanna. “Hosanna! O Save us, Lord!” This afternoon the boys and I made palm leaves. (Ahem, don’t knock my craft abilities.) As we … Continue reading