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Category Archives: God’s Amazing Love
Believe it or not, this post is about Thankfulness. Just how, I’ll get to in a moment. My wife and I were watching the TV from our DVR, getting caught up on this new series on the History Channel, called The Bible. I’m grateful it’s getting such incredible ratings, trying to grade it on a curve for accuracy. I realize they are covering a lot of ground in a short time. In watching the segment … READ MORE
Considering this is the day before Thanksgiving, seemed fitting to put something on the table (or should I say, on the counter) about thankfulness. In the past week or so in my morning quiet times, I’ve been noticing how often Paul talks about thankfulness or giving thanks. He says it a lot. I mean, a whole lot. It dawned on me, it’s a way bigger theme in his life than in mine. I thank God … READ MORE
Remember this golden oldie? When I occasionally hear it, it sticks in my head for days. It comes from Johnny Mercer, recorded way back in 1944, during WW2. In a way, it’s actually biblical advice. CS Lewis talked about this, about the tendency we have to spend all our energy suppressing unhealthy or sinful desires: “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling … READ MORE
As we study what is necessary to live the Christian life free from things like worry, fear and anxiety we bump into a subject we don’t often consider. I’m referring to the Fatherhood of God. I don’t mean that Christians are unfamiliar with the term, God the Father. Because we are. We are very familiar with it. Jesus introduced it to us, and He referred to God as His Father on a regular basis in … READ MORE
It’s amazing how powerful negative thoughts can be if they hit you at just the right time. Some Christians might call such thoughts “attacks of the devil,” and some of them may well be. Paul gives some credibility to this idea in a familiar passage in Ephesians Chapter 6 about the full armor of God. In context, he is talking about battling spiritual forces of evil. He uses the metaphor of a soldier starting off … READ MORE