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Only Love Today: My Vow to Soften

Only Love Today: My Vow to Soften

By being softer you can hear more, learn more, feel more, and love more. I’ve had enough of my hard edges. I’m tired of straining my voice. I’d like to loosen up and laugh a little more, be positive rather than negative. I’d like to feel the upward curve of my lips. I’d like to

Pinches and Grace

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. — Hebrews 4:16 Thought for the Day: Today is a beautiful time for grace. I wanted to pinch the two girls sitting on the front row of our church

Even from the Cross: Love Those Who Hate

Dear Jesus, Sometimes it’s really hard to love people, particularly when You ask me to love those who hate You and do evil things. Please show me. How can I hate evil and still love the haters? Isn’t that what Paul did when he was in prison? In the worst of circumstances, he hated evil

Letting Go: Love Has Teeth

If you live with a prodigal, you know what it means to love someone. Love is a means of survival. Love is what gets you up each morning and inspires you to serve someone who acts like they hate you. Loving this way means duty, sacrifice, responsibility, and resilience. Many years back, an R&B icon

The Broken Way Week 3 — Learning to Receive

It’s week three of The Broken Way OBS! We’ve loved hearing your responses to week two, Living Cruciform, and how you have been meeting others’ brokenness and pouring out for one another. In our private Facebook group, we’re reading that people are praying for one another, sharing Scripture with others, leaving magazines in the ER for

To Love and to Cherish

Love is the muscle of marriage. Cherish is the heart of marriage. — Gary Thomas “To love and to cherish… till death do us part.” How many of us said these vows on the day we were married? Whether we spoke with a nervous, shaky voice or a confident, exuberant promise, most of us —

Light from Galilee

Prophecy The gloom will not be upon her who is distressed, As when at first He lightly esteemed The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, And afterward more heavily oppressed her, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, In Galilee of the Gentiles. The people who walked in darkness Have seen

Take Time to Thank God

Editor’s Note: We encourage you to join us and prepare your own personal Thankful List to share with friends and family on Thanksgiving Day! * * * 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

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