Tag Archives: God’s love

God’s Tenderness – explosive and overwhelming

[From the archives.] Tenderness, noun: expressing warm, affectionate feelings; being kind and merciful; possessing gentle and delicate qualities; providing care and protectiveness. (Dictionary.com.) Explosive Tenderness Otis Redding took the word tenderness and turned it on its head. It’s not that … Continue reading

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Fine/Not Fine

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8.) ***

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It’s OK to Like Yourself

The Lord is good to all;     he has compassion on all he has made. (Psalm 145:9.) ***  

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How Could I Miss the Point of the Father’s Day Sermon?

(From the archives) *** Last Sunday was Father’s Day and my wife and I sat in church together listening to a guest speaker give a message about parents and children and God’s love. During the sermon a father was walking … Continue reading

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Hiding in Love’s Corner

[From Dorothy L. Sayers’ Busman’s Honeymoon (1937).] “You’re cold, Peter. Come nearer the fire.” “It’s not cold,” he said, half-angrily, “it’s my rotten nerves. I can’t help it. … I hate behaving like this. I tried to stick it out … Continue reading

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Seeing Me For Who I Really Am Scares Me To Death

*** Some people just aren’t who – or what – they are labeled. Take this young man, for instance: not a real judge (but he did end up in front of one soon enough!). Others are misrepresented on purpose but … Continue reading

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Why You Can’t Avoid Being In Church

Doug Bursch tweeted this thought on church: You can only complain about the church for so long, then you gotta start also being it. — Doug Bursch (@fairlyspiritual) January 30, 2016 In reading it I found myself thinking that we … Continue reading

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Failing to Earn God’s Love – a blessing of grace

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Why I Desire Jealousy to Get a Grip on Me

[From the archives.] The days are getting warmer around here. It’s still cold enough when I leave for work that I need my overcoat, but if I go out mid-day I end up leaving my coat in the car. Today … Continue reading

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Boosting Cars, Smoking Dope, and Being a Child of God

[From the archives.] Boosting Cars, Smoking Dope When our kids were young, my wife insisted on never telling them they were a good little boy or good little girl. You see, my wife knows what Jesus said in Mark 10:19 … Continue reading

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