Category Archives: Growth

These blog posts provide growth opportunities in our relationship with God.

Worthless

I’ve been a Christian for a long time, approximately 40 years. I’ve learned much about God through His word. I’ve seen that He takes great care of His children; I know that He. is. love. (1 John 4:8) Given my … Continue reading

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Pools of blood

Perspective is everything. In my walk with God, I’ve learned through multiple personal failures that my state of mind dictates my response to external circumstances. I can either choose to see God as sovereign or I can make myself master … Continue reading

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Camel hair

Camels have a protective outer coat of coarse hair that can grow as long as 15 inches. The insulating undercoat is composed of fine, shorter hair that grows from 1.5 to 5 inches in length [1]. This undercoat is generally … Continue reading

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Earth(quake), wind, and fire

How does God speak to us? I think the most direct answer to this question is: His Word. God gave the living Bible to talk directly with us in our tenuous human condition. Time spent in the scripture always returns … Continue reading

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Fire and rain

1 Kings 18 makes me think of the James Taylor song Fire and Rain. Fire and Rain Just yesterday morning, they let me know that you were gone. Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you. I walked … Continue reading

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Raven meat

I’ve been reading in the Old Testament. I was interested in David, so I started with 1st and 2nd Samuel. To set the stage, 1st and 2nd Samuel follows the books of Joshua and Judges. Joshua tells the story of … Continue reading

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It’s not me, it’s you

In Galatians 2, Paul explains grace to the young church in Galatia. He teaches that “earning” God’s acceptance through good behavior is a dead end. By replacing a focus on self with submission to grace, we place Jesus front and … Continue reading

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