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God’s Lavish Love

God’s Lavish Love

Amy Wells knew her bridal shop would be busy. Brides-to-be took full advantage of the days right after Thanksgiving. It was common for families to spend the better part of the holiday weekend looking at wedding dresses in her San Antonio, Texas, store. Amy was prepared to give service to shoppers. She never expected to give

What Did Jesus Write on the Ground?

[The teachers of the law and the Pharisees] were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing [Jesus]. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with His finger. When they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is

You Are No Longer Outcasts

And so you are no longer called outcasts and wanderers, but citizens with God’s People. — Ephesians 2:19 (The Voice) Someone once described a church as a group of porcupines in a snowstorm: we need each other to keep warm, but the closer we get, the more we poke each other — and the more

I am doing a new thing

Leave the Past Behind

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” — Thomas Jefferson Without realizing it, we often carry something around with us everywhere we go. We bring it out in our conversations, and it shows up in our attitudes. Whatever that thing is from the past may never have really existed, yet its power lives inside

Do Not Be Discouraged

Be strong and courageous. Do not be discouraged, for I will be with you wherever you go. You can choose to be strong and courageous even when you are feeling very weak. However, the weaker you feel, the more effort it takes to choose to be strong. It all depends on where you look. If

Refining Grace

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I

greatest of these is love

The Greatest of These is Love

But now faith, hope, and love remain; these three virtues must characterize our lives. The greatest of these is love. — 1 Corinthians 13:13 (The Voice) He who loves his wife loves himself. — Ephesians 5:28 There are three elements to a successful marriage. The first is love—not just an emotional feeling or a physical attraction, but a

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