Category Archives: Redemption

Book Review: Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers

It took me awhile but I finished the compilation of Francine Rivers’ stories of 5 women from the Bible titled A Lineage of Grace. It’s not a small book, but it read fast. The stories brought into light the lives of Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary, … Continue reading

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QUOTE (Norma McCorvey) – Jan 22

Originally posted on A DEVOTED LIFE:
“It was so hard for me to conceive that the Lord had forgiven me, especially after so many children had been killed. But He has forgiven me and restored me. And, gradually, I have…

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Book Report: Undaunted, by Josh McDowell with Cristobal Krusen

Yesterday I finished reading Josh McDowell’s autobiography.  It is another beautiful picture of God’s handiwork.  God masterfully grabbed hold of the loose and seemingly unusable threads of this man’s life that had been stained with the trauma, shame and bitterness arising from physical and sexual … Continue reading

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The Ring of my Youth

“Rejoice with the wife of your youth…and always be enraptured with her love.”  Proverbs 5:18,19 My wedding ring was designed on Michigan Avenue in Chicago and picked out just for me, at great expense to my love. It was perfect; so … Continue reading

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Memories of the Deep

 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters…He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.” Psalms 18:16-19 This week as I was driving over … Continue reading

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He Hears…He Delivers…He delights

“The pangs of death surrounded me, and the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.  The sorrows of [Hell] surrounded me; the snare of death confronted me.  In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He … Continue reading

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“Forgiven”

My dear friend Kate and I were just discussing how our more significant mistakes/failures/sins have a tendency to label us (either because we can’t forgive ourselves or others won’t see us any other way) and we can become crushed under the … Continue reading

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