Monthly Archives: April 2009

wind-tossed, borne aloft, and loving the ride

I spent some time with the Lord yesterday meditating on John 3. It was one of those precious occasions when He and I were able to dialogue about the Word without interruption. I’d wondered why He’d led me to such … Continue reading

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i couldn’t have said it any better myself…

…. so i won’t. but here you go. Unbeing dead isn’t being alive. ~ e.e. cummings The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. ~ John 10:10 … Continue reading

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ice house

The quality of mercy is not strain’d,It droppeth as the gentle rain from heavenUpon the place beneath: it is twice blest;It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomesThe throned monarch better than his … Continue reading

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where are the heroes?

Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. ~ Dietrich … Continue reading

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hope

yesterday afternoon found me chatting with a friend who’s recently been going through a tough time. for a month, it’s seemed as though she’s been running full tilt into a stone wall in her prayers, with no discernible change in … Continue reading

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