Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Difference Between Biting And Eating

I’d rather bite my tongue than eat my words. After all, Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,     and discerning if they hold their tongues. (Proverbs 17:28.) *** ***

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“Dying Daily” is a False Gospel

Question: Which of the following statements is not taught in the Bible? A) You have to die to self and live for God. B) You have to die daily in order to live for Jesus. Answer: Neither of them are … Continue reading

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Happiness and the Blues – not mutually exclusive

[From the archives.] *** For Lent, Keri Wyatt Kent is blogging through her book Deeply Loved – 40 ways in 40 days to experience the heart of Jesus. On Day 15 I took Keri up on her invitation to reflect on The Blues.* … Continue reading

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God Cares What You Think About Him

God Wants to be Understood Avoiding misunderstandings is a good goal for everyone, of course, no matter what the relationship may be. Even God wants to avoid misunderstandings. He spoke to the Israelites as Moses brought them to the borders of … Continue reading

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What Giving Away a Thousand Children’s Books Looks Like

Here’s the latest from our friends Jan and Doug Hanson as they prepare to move from teaching at a Christian college in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific to a school administered by Native Americans in the American Southwest. *** … Continue reading

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The Power of a Teaching Woman

[Olivia Grigg’s guest post on her own experiences learning from women show why we should all be willing to learn from women and men both. ] *** My life has been filled with strong and creative women and men who … Continue reading

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Giving People The Silent Treatment – it’s biblical, right?

[Updated from the archives.] *** In How to Handle a Relationship You Wish Would Go Away, Sarah Beals discusses when to interact with difficult people and when it’s time to avoid them. There is a lot of wisdom in her post, … Continue reading

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What the Book of Revelation Really means

The Book of Revelation stumps people. You can read it over and over again and still walk away wondering, “Lampstands, bowls, trumpets, trees … what?” At least that’s what I’d end up asking myself. But I’ve found at least three … Continue reading

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What the Book of James Really Means

Some people compare the book of James to the letters of Paul, and conclude they like Paul better. After all, Paul might have been a bit demanding at times but at least he emphasized grace. James just gave us the … Continue reading

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What the Book of Job Really Means

I can’t say I know all about the Book of Job, but I think I know a bit about it and here’s one thing I know: The Book of Job reveals God’s grace. Some will dispute this, saying the book … Continue reading

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