"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." John 7:38

Posts tagged ‘Salvation’

In the Valley of the Shadow

On Saturday, my 25-year-old nephew attended his 7th or 8th funeral (he’s lost count) of friends or acquaintances who have died due to overdose or effects of heroin.

The complete tally of funerals he’s attended don’t include continue here

Royal Family

We had a wonderful visit to London last weekend with our son and his family. There were so many places that I have either heard about, viewed on TV, or seen in the movies, that I got to finally see in person.

On Friday we took a double-decker bus continue here

Feeling Confusion

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Our culture is caught up in a heated debate about bathrooms and gender identity. It appears that the gender one is born with is not necessarily the gender one must identify with. Therefore, some suggest that anyone should be allowed to use any bathroom, dressing room, or locker room that is marked with the gender with which one identifies, even if it is not their birth gender.

If someone identifies with a gender other than the one born with, does that person’s feelings  continue here

Fanning the Flame

It seems like every week there’s a new cause that sets our passion ablaze… for a moment… and then the flame dies down… until another cause surfaces. We want to make a difference, we want passion and purpose. We want change. But our attention lasts about as long as continue here

When the Shoe Doesn’t Fit

post169pic_bWhen my grandsons try to walk in their dad’s shoes there is a lot of giggling and tripping as they struggle to keep their feet inside the shoe and actually make forward progress. It isn’t easy filling a big pair of shoes.

As much as the boys enjoy clunking around in dad’s shoes, they simply don’t fit and the reality is, it can be quite risky. However, it is not nearly as dangerous as when we try walking in God’s shoes. Why would anyone want to wear God’s shoes? Well, when God is small, someone has to keep reading here

Nurturing the “Pre-Born-Again”

post168picLast week, as I was catching up with a Christian friend I hadn’t seen in ages, she told me that her HS son has a new girlfriend, “a very sweet girl, but not a Christian, she’s had no religious upbringing.”

What?? A Christian dating an unbeliever!! For some Christians, those are fighting words.

Many Christian parents pray for their babies’ spouses from the day their child is born, or perhaps even before. I started continue here

In Defense of Discontent

blog161pixWe’ve been striving toward the goal of contentment throughout the summer, but I dare say, there is one area of our lives where we must fight contentment and purposefully remain discontent. There is a realm where there is no excuse, or room, for contentment.

As Paul taught we must learn contentment in all of our circumstances – the things around us that continually change — however, as Christians, we are not to be content concerning continue here

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