Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bondage and Carrots

“When you are with other people, you often lose sight of My Presence. Your fear of displeasing people puts you in bondage to them, and they become your primary focus.”  I closed my Jesus Calling devotional book and mulled over … Continue reading

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Working out Your Spiritual Muscles

Our small study group was into our third session with Philippians 2. We were stumped. “Therefore, my dear friends, …continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and … Continue reading

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Jesus Didn’t Have Senior Moments

How many times have I heard, read, and sang, Jesus is alive? I do believe he lives.  And I am helped by the Holy Spirit which came down when Jesus ascended to heaven. But this past Sunday as I sang those … Continue reading

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Heart Trouble

My brother is 49, mildly retarded, and overweight. After his release from the hospital for congestive heart failure three years ago, I’d hoped he’d heed the wake-up call to eat more healthfully and lose weight. One-eighty would be a nice target. … Continue reading

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Bad Experiences with Christianity

My husband regarded religion the same way one regards a grizzly bear: with respect, but with no desire for engagement. Almost three years ago I “crossed the line of faith” as they say at my church. Since then I’ve been … Continue reading

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