Peace with God

Life in this fallen world can be tough.  With my ongoing health struggles I’ve often found myself  weary of just one more doctor’s visit or test.  Then I see how the enemy seems to be deceiving so many people I love.  My focus is distracted by all of the heartache in the world.  In my

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Be Anxious For Nothing

Over the past few weeks there have been times that I’ve found myself feeling quite anxious.  We took a wonderful vacation and were surrounded by incredible beauty and I still caught myself feeling anxious.  In frustration I said to Vanessa, “why am I so anxious?”  She quickly answered, “You know why!”  I guess I did. 

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Losing Is Saving

This morning I woke up very early with my mind racing.  It’s amazing how different thoughts and scenarios can race around my head.  So, I decided to get into the Word and then get quiet before Him.  Sadly, I still have so many control issues.  The enemy screams in my ear, “What are you going

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Scandalous Grace

This week I was doing some study in the Book of Joshua.  The story of Rahab, the prostitute, is simply amazing.  In her brokenness she understood something about God that others missed.  She understood that He is a God who redeems us from the mess we make of our lives.  The same story is found

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Forgiveness and Love

The Gospel is Good News because He is good.  Jesus turns everything upside down for religious people.  Life for religious people is about being good or at least living the appearance of goodness.  The Gospel isn’t a message of more effort.  It declares what Jesus has already done and made available to all mankind.  It’s this,

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