A Closer Walk: The Excellence of Grace

No one is as hard on me as I am—and I do realize that some of that—is the way I was raised. My parents preached excellence to their kids. I remember constantly hearing as I was growing up,”That everything I do, should be done with a spirit of excellence.”   Always my folks would tell…

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A Closer Walk: The Kingdom Business of ABIDING

I wonder if I am in the church’s majority, or minority, when it comes to this Kingdom business of “abiding.” Does anyone else struggle with this as much as I do? I mean, I am really lousy at it. It doesn’t seem like it should be that tough, but if you’re a recovering (and I…

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A Closer Walk: Tranquility Much Preferred

We all like those times of tranquility in life don’t we? When our lives are peaceful and all systems are “go.” I confess, l love those times. I’m not fond of trouble or chaos. (Nope, not my thing.) I’d prefer a life of lush green meadows and quiet still waters. It sounds so nice. I…

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Revelation on “Abiding In Christ” Andrew Murray

The following are quotes taken from the book, Abide In Christ, by Andrew Murray. They are FULL of revelation and instruction for course correction. “Christ Jesus said: “I am the Vine, ye are the branches.” In other words: “I, the living One who have so completely given myself to you, am the Vine. You cannot…

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