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"Forgive as the Lord forgave you" Colossians 3:13

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

John 14:27 

The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

Overcoming Anxiety and Conflict   Moving from volcano and earthquake country to tornado country required my (Wayde) family to adjust our thinking. In Seattle we frequently heard predictions of what would happen if Mount Rainier erupted, and the frightening memory of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens is very much alive throughout the Pacific Northwest. We

Ezekiel 36:25 KJV 

Scrubbed Clean

Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean. — Ezekiel 36:25 KJV  My Maggie is an artist; she likes to draw. Being the exuberant soul she is, she prefers larger surfaces. A big white wall is irresistible; tabletops are attractive too. In a pinch Maggie will draw on herself if indelible markers are available.   Maggie’s

Rhythms of Renewal OBS Week 2 — Rest

God put rest in us because rest is necessary for vitality and flourishing. ~ Rebekah Lyons Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me — watch

Trusting in the Master Gardener

Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east in Eden. — Genesis 2:8 The Butchart Gardens of Victoria, British Columbia, enjoy a worldwide reputation. Begun in 1904 in Mr. Butchart’s abandoned stone quarry north of the city, the gardens now contain fifty acres of year-round blossom and sculptured greenery. I first visited

5 Bible Stories, 5 Prayers

The Best Answer to Prayer The word of the Lord came to [Abraham]… “A son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars — if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall

God can overcome a stubborn heart

There’s Dumb and There’s Death

“THERE WAS NO REMEDY”  The Lord sent word to [His people] through His messengers again and again, because He had pity on His people and on His dwelling place. But they mocked God’s messengers, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against His people and there

Matthew 18:4 ESV

When Little Children Get in the Way

Say Hello to My Little Friend   If anyone causes one of these little ones — those who believe in Me — to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. — Matthew 18:6  Every older generation thinks the younger ones have it easier.

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