Tag Archive: God’s grace

Dec 08

“Little Girl Mended” by Niki Krauss

You are invited to participate in the book promotion blog tour as we celebrate the release of Little Girl Mended by Niki Krauss. About Little Girl Mended No little girl should ever have to learn about sexual abuse at the hands of her father. But I did, and I survived. This is my story. Little …

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Jul 14

Broken Stuff

The past few weeks I’ve been pretty focused on stuff . . . . too much stuff, old stuff, worthless stuff, in-the-way stuff, and piles of who-knows-what-it-is stuff. Dresser drawers, closets, cupboards, baskets, buckets, and tote bags overflowing with stuff. That’s what happens when a mama isn’t looking and the kids are supposed to be …

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Jul 01

Waiting for Grace

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 Once upon a time, I was waiting to welcome Grace. And grace. Either way, in my life, Grace has been a gift of God’s grace and her presence always reminds me that even …

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Dec 12

I have three mittens

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There is a basket full of mittens and gloves in our laundry room. Every autumn we check the basket to make sure that we have enough mittens and gloves for every one in our family, and that every mitten or glove has a mate. Well, that’s the objective, anyway. But there is just something that …

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Aug 07

In Other Words: Can You See the Glimmer of Light on the Horizon?

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“As for me, I look to the Lord for His help, I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord Himself will be my light.” Micah 7:7,8 …

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Jun 12

In Other Words: Missing Something?

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“People go abroad to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compasses of the ocean . . . . and they pass by themselves without even imagining.” St. Augustine of Hippo Maybe it happens when we get older . …

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Jun 05

In Other Words: When I Wasn’t Even Looking

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“She is held by Emmanuel, and while she may stumble along the way, while she might trip in the line of His palm, she will never fall out of His hand.” -Hillary McFarland Have you ever seen the image of Jesus walking along a sandy beach, carrying a worn and weary women, holding her closely …

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May 17

Thursday Favorite Things: My Geeky Kid

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  Last night, after our ladies Bible study, I walked out into the church entry and heard the giggling of several 5th grade girls. They were all in a little group chatting and laughing at each other. Every one of them was wearing a pair of these silly looking plastic glasses. One girl had on a pair …

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May 08

In Other Words: A Sermon in a Sentence

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 “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move …

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Apr 24

In Other Words: “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda”

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“The kind of religion that God requires, and will accept, does not consist in weak, dull, and lifeless “wouldings”– those weak inclinations that lack convictions– that raise us but a little above indifference. God, in His word, greatly insists that we be in good earnest, fervent in spirit, and that our hearts be engaged vigorously …

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Mar 27

In Other Words: Beyond Redemption to Holiness

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“Even though we have been transported from the dominion of darkness to the kingdom of light, as believers we are still citizens in need of help. We do not want to minimize the significance of our rescue from the domain of darkness into the kingdom of God’s Son, but this deliverance is not the end …

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Mar 13

In Other Words: True Freedom

“Any concept of grace that makes us feel more comfortable sinning is not Biblical grace. God’s grace never encourages us to live in sin, on the contrary, it empowers us to say no to sin and yes to truth.” ~ Randy Alcorn This seems such a difficult concept for many people . . . . there …

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