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Psalm 29:11

Bring Me Your Weakness

Bring Me Your Weakness

Bring Me your weakness, and receive My Peace. Accept yourself and your circumstances just as they are, remembering that I am sovereign over everything. Do not wear yourself out with analyzing and planning. Instead, let thankfulness and trust be your guides through this day; they will keep you close to Me. As you live in

Names Reveal Value and Meaning

For years, I didn’t really know the significance of the name that had been chosen for me. Similarly, I’m afraid we have lost the significance of naming in our culture today. Many of us don’t appreciate the power inherent in names that confer meaning and value. That wasn’t true of those we meet in the

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Walking on the Wild Side of Parenting

In our enthusiasm to celebrate children (a good thing), we are sometimes tempted to overlook the key Christian doctrine of original sin. A child can be raised by godly parents, yet still choose to live an ungodly life: A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.  —Proverbs 13:1

Tom Landry: Living the Christian Faith

  Tom Landry was one of the greatest Christian gentlemen I ever knew. — Dr. Billy Graham Editor’s Note: Tom Landry was the first head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL, a position he held for 29 seasons. He lead the Cowboys to 20 consecutive winning seasons and 2 Super Bowl victories. Despite

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

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

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