Category Archives: Foundation of faith

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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Believe in Fear

I mentioned “the fear of the Lord.” My friend responded, “God doesn’t want us to fear him. God is love.” I answered, “It’s in the Bible. Both. Fear and love.”   Lord God, you are more than I can understand. … Continue reading

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Glorious Fear

  So you think there’s no need to fear God? Maybe that’s what Moses thought when he asked God to show him his glory. God said, “Yes . . . but.” Exodus 33:20-23 (MSG) “But you may not see my … Continue reading

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Hallowed When?

  Halloween, Hallowed Eve. Hallowed means “holy.” What’s holy this week?   “Hallowed be Thy name” Halloween? Hardly holy Holy cow! Can’t we just have fun? Per Merriam-Webster, holy means worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and … Continue reading

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Giving Friendship

Have you ever had a friend who always takes and never gives? It wears thin. The same goes for friendship with God. It isn’t just what God gives us (which is always more than we can give back). We owe … Continue reading

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Listening Friend

  Exodus 33:11 (NIV) The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.   Speak, Lord. I’m listening.  

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