Category Archives: Sin

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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It’s done…now move on

Yesterday I left a chore list for my kids to accomplish while I was out. When I came home and walked into the kitchen it was apparent they did not do anything on the list. Upon questioning it, I received … Continue reading

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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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Legacy of a Lesson Learned

“They…came back to the King’s Highway, where they were safe and out of [the giants] jurisdiction. After they had gone over the steps at the fence, [Christian and Hopeful]began to formulate between themselves what they should do at the steps … Continue reading

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Care Instructions

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise rebuker to an obedient ear.” Proverbs 25:11,12 If you read my previous blog, … Continue reading

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No Exclusions Apply

‘Some Exclusions Apply’ is a common enough disclaimer that whenever I get a really good coupon for something, I immediately go to the extremely small print at the bottom to see all the things to which the coupon cannot be applied.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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in Love

Speaking the truth in love is a piece of scripture from Ephesians 4:15 that makes me cringe whenever I hear it because it makes me think how it has been misused by others.  The imagery that comes to mind is someone slashing another with a long, sleek sword with the word … Continue reading

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“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck … Continue reading

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No Plan B

Tucked in a sermon about holding grudges or not forgiving someone, our associate pastor, Brian Dainsberg stated that there is no such thing as a Plan B from God’s perspective.  He referenced Genesis 50:15-20 when Joseph said to his brothers that sold him into … Continue reading

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Truth revealed…

“Human logic questions fairness when evil is forgiven.  But in so doing, it fails to see that if evil were not graciously forgiven, everyone would be destroyed.” side note in the book of Jonah, The Woman’s Study Bible

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