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Please Forgive Me

Please Forgive Me

First go and be reconciled with your brother; then come and offer your gift. — Matthew 5:24 At a church potluck awhile ago, older parishioners were asked to share childhood memories to help us younger parents strengthen our families. An elderly Greek lady, Helen, told us that every Saturday evening her family had prayed special

Happy Thanksgiving: Focus on Thanking God

Happy Thanksgiving: Focus on Thanking God Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. —1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) Our Thanksgiving plans with extended family are often shaped by what’s happened within the year leading up to the holiday. In the past we’ve gathered at my brother’s house, but

Belonging

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. —1 John 3:1 (ESV) So what would you like for Christmas?” my father-in-law asked my seven-year-old son, Isaiah. “Come tell me.”
My little boy stood beside his grandfather’s chair. He smiled at Grandpa

Longing for Real Peace

For a Child is born to us, a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. — Isaiah 9:6-7 NLT The Jewish people of Jesus’s day who lived under

Thanksgiving Lessons

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted… — Psalm 34:18 (NIV) Evie wasn’t friendly or accommodating like the other servers at the Waffle House. The day before Thanksgiving, when she charged me $1.70 for an ounce of milk for my coffee, I slapped a couple of choice labels on her too. “Grumpy” was my favorite.
“You

The Beginning and the End

See, I am coming soon… I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. — Revelation 22:12-13 NRSV “Daddy, let me find it.” I handed my well-worn pocket version of the New Testament and Psalms to Timothy. His small fingers thumbed through the pages for a passage

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