Category Archives: Sacrifice

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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“The grass is always greener….where you water it.” unknown author

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Praising God for an Intimidating Word

‘Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our … Continue reading

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A Laughing Sacrifice

“Therefore, I urge you,  brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”  Romans 12:1 Last week that verse stuck out to me, … Continue reading

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Tears of Thanksgiving

I am one who does not cry very much.  I don’t know if it’s my heritage, my personality or a learned trait, but regardless of the reason, I feel a bit freakish because of it.  Over the past couple years, however … Continue reading

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The Maturity of Barnabas

This morning I was reading a Bible passage (Acts 15) about Barnabas standing with John Mark because Paul refused to let John Mark join them on their next missionary journey.  As I had previously learned, John Mark (known also as Mark, the author of the gospel … Continue reading

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For the Sake of Others

I was reading in Ezekiel 24 about the death of Ezekiel’s wife.  God told the prophet Ezekiel that someone he loved was going to be taken away suddenly and when that happened he was not to mourn in the usual manner, … Continue reading

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