Tag Archives: God first loved us

When You Don’t Feel Like Facing the New Year

For many of us life probably looks a lot like it did three weeks ago. For others of us maybe we started a new job, a new set of classes, or have launched into our new year’s resolutions.  Whether there … Continue reading

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Christmas Song Psychology vs Christmas Carol Theology

Usually I’m one of those “No Christmas songs until AFTER Thanksgiving” kind of people. But this year, the first week of November finally rolled around, and I was like, “It is definitely not too early to play Christmas songs.” I … Continue reading

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God Does Not Force Us, Rather He Gives Us Freedom

Recently, I have found myself contemplating freewill more and more. Being given a choice and not being forced to comply to someone else’s wishes is a reality that has always mattered deeply to me. I have always been a “why?” … Continue reading

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Accomplishing Goals For God vs Pursing God Who Then Gives Us His Goals

So, as some of you may have noticed and others of you probably didn’t notice, I had no new post last week. I went on vacation without my computer, and though I had every intention of writing and scheduling a … Continue reading

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Are You Submitting to God or Trying to be in Control Yourself?

As humans we don’t like feeling like our lives are out of our control. Because when we aren’t the ones making decisions for ourselves, then anything could happen. Or could it? We tend to have the mindset that if we … Continue reading

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You Have Heard it Said, “Do Not Resist an Evil Person”

Last week we talked about Matthew 5:39 in the context of how we are to respond to evil. This week I want to dig further into this passage as it relates to the Old Testament teachings Jesus is addressing and … Continue reading

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Finding the Truth for Every Lie

Have you ever found that when you’re in a low place, there are lies that suddenly start showing up in your mind and heart? Have you ever found yourself accepting those lies about yourself, your life, and your future?  I … Continue reading

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Is the Old Testament still Important to Read?

Throughout the years I’ve heard a variety of opinions about what’s important to study in the Bible. One mindsets that has always disturbed me is the opinion that the Old Testament is no longer relevant to today’s church and that … Continue reading

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Homosexuality and the Church

I have a friend from the LGBT community. She and I have been friends for twenty years, and though we disagree on so many things we have kept a strong friendship and taught each other many things.  For instance she … Continue reading

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Do We Know What It Says?

Are we reading the Bible for ourselves? Do we know what it says? Or do we just know what the pastors, teachers, and Bible study leaders tell us it says? Don’t get me wrong, these people can be a wonderful … Continue reading

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