Category Archives: Foundation of faith

The Thought that Counts

  Did you give up something for Lent? Social media? Chocolate?   1 Corinthians 11:24 (NIV) “Do this in remembrance of me.” Without Jesus, it’s just time management or a diet. With Jesus, it is worship.    

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The Perfect Gift

    Valentine’s Day is coming. What’s your favorite gift?   Candy Flowers Dinner at an expensive restaurant This year, February 14 is also the beginning of Lent. That’s the time of preparation before Easter. Traditionally, Christians give up something. … Continue reading

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Contagious Fake News

In the Old Testament, there is a connection between gossip (Hebrew: lashon hara)  and leprosy (tzara’at–probably not what we know as leprosy or Hanson’s disease, but rather a very contagious skin disease). In Numbers 12, Miriam speaks against Moses (lashon hara) … Continue reading

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God Accomplished

“Holy, Holy, Holy!   All the saints adore Thee,   casting down their golden crowns   around the glassy sea.” Reginald Heber, 1826   We’ll cast down those crowns because . . .  all that we have accomplished  you have done … Continue reading

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An Accomplished Word

  My one-word for 2018 is Accomplished. It’s inspired by Isaiah 26:12 (NIV) All that we have accomplished you have done for us. It will remind me that God gets credit for all I accomplish. My goal is to accomplish … Continue reading

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Dayenu!

  If God had just saved us from our sins, it would have been enough. But he added eternal life. Dayenu!

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Simple Thanks

  Mercy would be enough, Lord. But you add grace.     Mercy: not giving me the punishment I deserve. Grace: giving me blessings I don’t deserve.  

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It Would Have Been Enough

  Lord, it would have been enough if you’d just given me children. But you added grandchildren. Thank you!   Lord, it would have been enough if you’d provided shelter. But you added a furnace to keep me warm. Thank … Continue reading

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Blessed Comforter

John 14:26 (TLB) But when the Father sends the Comforter instead of me—and by the Comforter I mean the Holy Spirit—he will teach you much, as well as remind you of everything I myself have told you.   We mourn, and … Continue reading

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Blessed Comfort

Think of the disciples, daily walking and talking with Jesus, and then . . . he was gone. Surely they mourned, as Jesus knew they would. He promised them comfort:   John 14:26 (AMP) . . . the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, … Continue reading

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