A Closer Walk: Essential Forgiveness vs. Optional Reconciliation

So many wounding’s in this life. For all of us. You cannot go far, even in the innocence of childhood, without feeling the knife. So we need to learn as early as possible forgiveness for the unkind words, rejections, disappointments… and worse. The trick as I see it, is remembering enough of your story so…

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Never Losing The Light: Bearing With Injustice

Sweet Heart, I know—their injustice. (I know.) Never mind, trust Me. I told you I will deal with your enemies. Don’t you believe this? I know, you want relief. Come to Me for that. Relief is not in the absence of conflict. It is in the presence of your Master. Come child. Come… your enemies?…

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Never Losing the Light: Enemies and Pharisees

I am glad you are getting used to having enemies. I wish there was no jealousy in my church—but you know better by now. Come, be of good cheer. Don’t become down and discouraged by what you see others surrendering to. Choice—they have made theirs—make yours. I have broken your shackles of people-pleasing. Don’t tell…

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The Warrior

NEW SONG #7 Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? Song of Solomon 8:5 (verse 1) Oh, Abba! What words can I write To sing new songs of sweetest praise? To tell of victories in the night And how a victor’s shout is raised? Who is this? Her brow so…

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Beloved Prodigal… (Part 2 ~ Resume)

A WOUND DRESSER’S RESUME Can you believe it? I actually asked God to make me a Wound Dresser. Man! What was I thinking? My prayer seemed so spiritual at the time. I smile and shake my head today—remembering. Little did I understand the mountain of “woundings” that would come with God’s “Yes.” And, this roller coaster… this assignment of His!…

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For Judas and The Thief

“…What shall I do with this man you call your King?” They shouted back, “Crucify him!” Mark 15:12-13 My enemy came to me today, I wanted to turn and walk away! “Who does he think he is?” I said. A Voice, from deep within me, pled… “He is another for whom I’ve died, Like you,…

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Comfort My People

  Comfort my people? With what? (I know I’m your kid God but, jimmeny-crickets! Have you seen what’s goin’ on down here?) How is comfort supposed to flow from such a dry and barren place?   Besides… they are Your people God. You comfort them! (I don’t even like most of them.) Me? (Oh no, You’re right.) I…

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