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The Spirit-Filled Life

The Spirit-Filled Life

  Simple Truths Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. — Matthew 12:33 We human beings tend to overlook the simple truths of life and forget that the profound is usually revealed in

In Praise of Women

Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony. — John 4:39 When I first became a Christian, I had no concept of my value as a woman. Because of my past abuse and ensuing feelings of rejection and pain, I had spent many years desperately trying to earn

Sing Your Song

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me — holy is his name.” — Luke 1:46-49

Enemy Lies: There’s No Such Thing As “Sticks and Stones”

The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. – Psalm 119:130 We can allow the names we call ourselves to define us. We can let the labels that others give us define us. After all, from the time we’re born, and then throughout life, we’re put in a box. We’re defined by our

Joy to the World!

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” – Luke 2:10 I love Christmas. I love the anticipation on my girls’ faces and in their hearts. I love the mess (did I say that?), the extended family time, and the planning that goes

Top 12 Devotional Gifts

Some books are more like friends than inanimate leather-bound pages. Streams in the Desert and Jesus Calling have been my friends for years now and my ratty, well-loved copies sit on my desk every day just waiting to bless my heart with today’s Scripture and devotional reading. If you are a regular devo devotee, too, you know

Divine (Dis)Appointment

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” – Genesis 41:41 Isn’t it interesting that the word appointment comes from within the word disappointment? I’ve often marveled at that because I’ve seen again and again how disappointments take something from us: a dream, a piece of

No Matter the Storm, God Is In Control

Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever. – Psalm 136:26 Some years ago, my mum disclosed that my brother and I were adopted. At first, I was shaken, but I wasn’t shaken loose. Even as the underpinnings of my world were shifting radically, they were resettling in a more secure place. The truth

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