Never Losing the Light: Kingdom Reward

I know so often you think of “reward” in the tangible realm. Money, friends, houses, land, jobs… and yes, these are rewards. But, only one type. When I say, “Remember your reward” I am speaking of heaven, yes, but not just a heavenly kingdom to come. (Oh, no.) I am also speaking of possessing The…

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A Closer Walk: Jar of Clay With Cross of Christ

Ever wonder why God gave us something as awesome as a new heart, the power of Himself in the form of the Holy Spirit, and then stuck all that great mightiness in this flawed and flimsy jar of clay? Why’d He do that? I mean, God could have fixed it so we’d never struggle again,…

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Never Losing the Light: Hope To Heal

You cannot hope to heal what you cannot understand. I am sick and weary with saintly-sympathy! Pity mixed with disdain never healed anyone. (Child, listen…) A cross! A cross healed the sickness of sin! A cross, not a sympathetic smile, and a pat on the shoulder. Look at your planet! Look… what do you see?…

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A Closer Walk: Victory Over Depression

I had been told for years that depression was simply part of my family’s DNA. I had accepted those statements as fact, without questioning, so the depression I was experiencing didn’t surprise me. Indeed, I had almost expected it. It was part of our family history, like some genetic trait that couldn’t be escaped; could…

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A Closer Walk: Getting To Know Someone

I knew “the basics” about Someone called The Holy Spirit: Comforter, Teacher, Guide. The Third Person of the Trinity. I knew, too, that He would “whisper” to me on occasion. The Still Small Voice mentioned in the Bible, 1 Kings 19.   I would hear these faint whispers from time to time, usually while I…

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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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The Gift

  Some things matter in this life. Many things don’t. Figuring out what does, and doesn’t, makes all the difference in how you finish. Many of us have had a rough start. We don’t have any control over that. But it’s how you finish that will tell your real story. How will you finish? We…

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My Good News

    “O Crier of Good News.” that’s you. (Yes, it is.) Nevermind your arguments. Besides, I’ve heard them all, and more than once! Not today. No excuses. No reasonings. No fears. No. Let’s just sit down together and for once quietly discuss this. First, I know your fears—every single one. Why discuss those again?…

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