302016Sep
Why Working on Our Sin is a Bad Idea

Why Working on Our Sin is a Bad Idea

Romans 7 starts out with verses (verses 1-3) that I’ve only ever been taught and at times read as rules.  They are not usually put with the verses that follow (verses 4-6) and tell the beautiful story of grace in how Christ died and left us free to marry this new life through his resurrection. We are reminded several times in the chapter that…

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202016Sep
Just Be Yourself

Just Be Yourself

I love the movie Braveheart. One of my favorite scenes occurs right before William Wallace picks a fight with the English who are oppressing the Scottish people. Just prior to Wallace taking off to speak with the English, some of his men ask him what they should do. His response is this: “Just be yourselves”. He trusts…

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162016Sep
Fellowship with God through Others

Fellowship with God through Others

I often struggle with viewing my relationship with God as completely separate from my relationships with others and something that I have to have “right” before having a true relationship with others. God has been showing me differently. One way my relationship with God is manifested is through my relationship with others. Sometimes I look…

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92016Sep
Conflict with Others

Conflict with Others

Recently, Melissa and I had what many of us Christians refer to as a “disagreement”. For those of us that are in the mood to be more honest…Melissa and I had an argument. This one was short-lived, and there is a good reason for it not going on longer…which I will get to later in this post. But,…

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22016Sep
Experiencing God in Our Relationships

Experiencing God in Our Relationships

Walking alongside someone as they experience grace is not only for them but also for you.  My husband, Neil, and I have been married for over 19 years so obviously we’ve been through a lot together.  We’ve shared many things but the way we have shared life together has changed over time.  There are times…

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