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A Kind of Love that Changes the World: Investigating the Death of Ronnie Smith

A Kind of Love that Changes the World: Investigating the Death of Ronnie Smith

Let me tell you a story about Ronnie and Anita Smith. Ronnie, a young husband and father, had been out for a morning jog when gunmen in a black jeep targeted and killed him. The news reported that Ronnie had graduated from the University of Texas with a master’s degree and was teaching chemistry in

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Jesus: The Only One and Only

…He gave His one and only Son… Two of our three daughters were born in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We lived in the North Zone, separated from our doctor’s office and hospital by a tunnel-pierced mountain range. During Denalyn’s many months of pregnancy, we made the drive often. We didn’t complain.

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Where Can I Go From Your Spirit?

Psalm 139:7 This question comes from the heart of King David as he meditates on the greatness of our God. The twenty-four verses of Psalm 139 are filled with his wonder at the depths of God’s omniscience, His omnipresence, and His omnipotence. Recently our young grandchildren visited us, and I marvel at their sense of

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Stargazing: Who’s In Control?

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. — Psalm 19:1 ESV If you only study your immediate surroundings, it may seem that you’re in control of your life. You pay your bills and care for your family. You maintain the lawn and protect your home. If something needs

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You Need Me

You need me every moment.  Your awareness of your constant need for Me is your greatest strength.Your neediness, properly handled, is a link to My Presence. However, there are pitfalls that you must be on guard against: self-pity, self-preoccupation, giving up. Your inadequacy presents you with a continual choice — deep dependence on Me, or despair. The emptiness you feel within

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Desperate for Reassurance

Whatever is true… think about such things… And the God of peace will be with you. — Philippians 4:8b, Philippians 4:9b (NIV) If you’ve ever heard me give my testimony, you know part of what I share is being a little girl twirling around next to my daddy, wishing I could know that he loved

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Get Back to Your Heart and the Heart of God

Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the Law of the Lord. Blessed are they who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart. — Psalm 119:1-2 Against the flesh, the traitor within, a warrior uses discipline. We have a two-dimensional version of this now, which we call a

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