The Path of Giving In: Redemption in Failure

Failure is part of the journey. We are not perfect specimens that come to know Jesus and cease from mistakes. We will make mistakes, mis-steps, and we will fall short. If you don’t believe me, then just take a look at God’s word with me: “for all have sinned and...
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The Mind of Giving In: Forget Not His Benefits!

These pasts few weeks I have been focusing on Giving In to God rather than just Giving Up something as a seasonal ritual during lent. In the last post I was processing the language of Giving In, which can be summed up with one unpopular and seemingly old fashion word: repent....
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The Language of Giving In

Funny how words seem to have seasons and go in and out of style just like fashion. When a word or phrase is no longer fashionable, nor politically correct, we discard it for a while, maybe forever. During these days before Easter, it would be good to pull up some of those words...
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How am I Giving In?

Let’s Talk About the Difference of Giving Up or Giving In Giving up some thing is external. This discipline can be beneficial as a sacrifice turned over to God. Fasting is a “giving up” of some thing, usually food and has tremendous results in our lives. In...
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Giving In…Rather than Giving Up

What are you giving up? For my entire life I have heard people talk about what they are “giving up” for Lent, the 40 days before Easter. Raised as a Catholic, it was tradition that we gave up something. For me, as a child, it was usually sweets. The reward? On Easter...
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Today We Begin Again

How often have you begun your year with high hopes and great resolutions only to be back where you were on December 31st within a few short weeks? The list of common resolutions are: getting into shape, being more organized, dealing with emotions, getting out of debt, developing...
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Packing Up Christmas

Day 27 Just when you thought the days of Sparkle were over, we continue on, pressing towards the end of the year, looking for the light, bright spots and things to be grateful for. Some are still celebrating with family and friends, others are packing up Christmas until next...
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His Light

Twinkle lights, colored lights and led lights are everywhere this month. The more sparkle, the better. Lights on necklaces, sweaters and hats. Lighting of trees, houses and stores seems to be an important part of this season. I personally love the twinkle of white lights and have...
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Your Invite

“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 It’s funny how the word believe is all over the place this time of year. It is on buses, store ad campaigns and magazine covers. At a large department store in our area the...
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