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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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An (Imagined) Interview With Biddy Chambers (Part 1)

Interview, imagined Biddy Chambers interview, living your utmost for God's highest glory, Oswald Chambers, biographer, Mrs. Oswald Chambers

What would an interview with Biddy Chambers look like? Don’t think I haven’t wondered. Last All Saint’s Day, our pastor began the children’s sermon with a question, “Who do you look forward to seeing in heaven?” He suggested the disciples, Moses, perhaps even Elijah for some excitement. My mind wondered, “Why stop there? Why not […]

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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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A Conspiracy of Breath–the Writing of Hebrews?

favorite books, 2017, Martin Luther, A Gentleman in Moscow, Hillbilly Elegy, Wonder, A Conspiracy of Breath, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Many Sparrows

I recently savored my friend Latayne Scott’s new novel A Conspiracy of Breath. It provides an interesting answer to the question, “Who wrote the New Testament‘s Book of Hebrews?” Scott believes it may have been a woman named Priscilla–the wife of a man named Aquila. She makes a compelling argument in a beautifully written work […]

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What is My Utmost for His Highest?

So, what is My Utmost for His Highest? I laughed out loud and asked the question after glancing through my list of blog posts. If you’re not familiar with the devotional, you might not know why I write about it all the time. Here are some descriptions and explanations A devotional My Utmost for His Highest at […]

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