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All posts tagged forgiveness

How to Choose a Year of Deliberate Grace

deliberate grace, forgiveness, patience, love, joy, gentleness, Fruit of the Spirit, Jesus, God's love, extending grace, overlooking discomfort, sin

I’m going to choose a year of deliberate grace in 2018. My world needs it. I need it. God stresses it. It will make the people I love happier–in part because the peace which passes all understanding should reign. Right? What is deliberate grace? A choice to extend grace to an individual, organization or event […]

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Time and My Utmost for His Highest

Time, My Utmost for His Highest, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Oswald Chambers, December 31 Utmost reading, forgiveness, how to think about the past and future

The time reading in My Utmost for His Highest  on December 31 is one of my favorites. I’ve been writing about My Utmost for His Highest, Biddy and Oswald every Friday in 2017. I’m concluding the year with Oswald’s reflection on time. (Here’s the full list of blog posts–nearly 80). Dr. Ken Boa noted that […]

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Joy in Serving the King

Joy, joy in serving the King, God, spiritual growth, faith, Bible, Bible study, Jesus, forgiveness, missionary work, missions, self-sacrifice

“There’s joy in serving the King. Haven’t you heard that?” Kristin’s eyes met mine in the high school bathroom mirror. I was a new believer. I hadn’t heard that before. Her mother, however, taught my high school girl’s Bible study. Kristin would know. She spoke those words 44 years ago, and they have stayed with me […]

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Beware Bitterness: 4 Tips

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Today always provokes bitterness in people. It doesn’t even matter what day it is, bitterness overcomes and erodes who you are. It’s got a definition:  “negative emotion or attitude, similar to being jaded, cynical or otherwise negatively affected by experience.” That person you’re furious with is imago dei–made in the image of God. S/he may […]

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Poldark: Past, Present and Forgiveness

We’ve been watching and reading the Poldark stories since the first year of our marriage. Living in Ballston Spa, New York, we had only four television stations: the usual three and PBS. On Sunday nights, we turned on Masterpiece Theater for the first time. We watched Alistair Cooke introduce Poldark II and were hooked. Several […]

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