Monthly Archives: March 2018

JUST CAMPING

Corinthians – Belief and Behavior I did not grow up camping. My mom and dad grew up on farms and thought going to the woods was not what they wanted to do. My dad’s idea of camping was “roughing it” … Continue reading

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ORDINARY

Corinthians – Belief and Behavior   Somewhere between presumptions of greatness and assumptions of insignificance put on us by other humans, God sees us as His beloved created. He loves us and extends His grace and mercy to us. We … Continue reading

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TRANSFORMED

Corinthians – Belief and Behavior   Pause. Let’s pause for a moment to remember the time we said yes to God and allowed His Holy Spirit to take control of us from the inside out. By saying yes, not maybe, … Continue reading

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GOD OPENS DOORS

Corinthians – Belief and Behavior It’s not about us, how hard we work, what we look like, how we dress, what we think or say in the work of helping others find and follow Jesus. It’s all about God. Always. … Continue reading

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CONFRONT AND RESTORE

Corinthians – Belief and Behavior   We do not like to confront because we are taught not to judge others. But when there is a person among the gathering of believers who is blatantly hurting others with their sin, then … Continue reading

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MOPPING UP

Corinthians – Belief and Behavior   We spent last Saturday as servers at a middle/high school show choir invitational hosted by our grandkids’ school. For a few hours, our job was to retrieve trays of trash from students and sponsors … Continue reading

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HOLY EMBRACES OF ENCOURAGEMENT

Corinthians – Belief and Behavior   No matter what is happening in your life, isn’t it wonderful and spirit lifting when someone comes up to you and gives you a holy hug and speaks words of encouragement to you? These … Continue reading

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BECAUSE OF GRACE, HERE I AM

  Corinthians – Belief and Behavior   I must confess. I continue as a believer and follower of Jesus Christ because He won’t let me go. In discouragement, I’ve tried to stop and walk away but He always brings me … Continue reading

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MOST OF ALL…

Corinthians – Belief and Behavior   We visit churches because of the Finding Focus Ministries assignment God has invited us to do. When we have visited churches we sit in reverence and listen. We love to come to worship God … Continue reading

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THE “LOVE THINGY”

Corinthians – Belief and Behavior   It was one of the most flippant marriage counseling sessions I had overheard yet. I watched Randy handle it well. As the session was coming to an end, the young bride to be brought … Continue reading

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