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Posts tagged ‘sanctification’

Taking Risks

post244pic1It is a new year, barely beyond the middle of January and I suspect most of your resolutions (like mine if I made them anymore!) have faded into history. How’s that new diet? New reading plan? New devotional plan? Exercising every day? Anger issue abating? Self-improvement plan on schedule? Spending quality and quantity time with God? With your family?

Life is a series of changes and there is always something about ourselves that we’d like to change for the better. However, the reality is that we won’t make the changes we need to make until we are ready to keep reading here

Flawed?

post235pic1Isn’t this a pretty house? Brian and I watched as this house was being built. We were excited to see what stone had been selected and when it was the beautiful white Texas stone, we commented that it looked like a church… and then…

You see it don’t you? find more here

Lights On for The Crucible

blog229pic2_edited-1Listen up, Christians, there are some things we need to learn about preparing our children, our leaders, and ourselves for the spiritual battles we will inevitably face and the United States Marine Corps is a really good teacher!

You may recall that I wrote about my sister’s son, Zach, leaving for boot camp last summer. Well, the next big event on his agenda is The Crucible. After watching a WGN video depicting the final events of The Crucible (watch it here) I have to say, I am praying for my nephew like never before!

Behind the dark sleep-deprived eyes of these young Marines one can see continue here

Boogers, Cookies or Porn

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I read recently that the average age for a boy’s first exposure to pornography is seven. Seven! My heart fell. My beautiful grandson just turned seven. I had to do some research; is this seven-year-old threshold for real?

With a little digging, I continue here

Light

post221pic2When it is nap time, I sit in the dark with my little grandson, and rock him till he is drowsy, then I put him down and he falls right to sleep. However, if the blind is cracked even a little bit, he holds out, staring at the light. He has learned that light means it is time to get up! The dark is not his friend.

It is not our friend either, the things that we fear most reside in darkness. Hurts. Disappointments. Depression. Oppression. Lies. Sin. Infidelity. Deception. Death. And a host of unimaginable monsters. Continue here

Removing Rocks

One of the great benefits of having a house in the hill country of Texas is that our foundations are tied into solid bedrock. One of the downfalls of living in a new development in the hill country of Texas is living across the street from a lot that is being developed.

It takes hours of jack hammering to clear out a lot and prepare it for use. While my grandsons love the heavy construction equipment, and I send them regular video and photo updates, there are times when I’m ready to scream at the construction guys, “couldn’t you have keep reading here

A View From the Top

We’ve all had moments when we wonder, sometimes in exasperation and sometimes in elation, “What on earth is going on?”

It’s not unusual for those moments to be seasons. Seasons of pain, suffering, heartache, loneliness, frustration, fear, desperation, depression, poverty, infidelity, adultery, betrayal or death that take their toll on our sense of purpose and being.

When we are swept up in the moment, living only for today, or to get through today, we often grow weary and lose heart. We end up feeling defeated even before the battle begins. The drudgery of today becomes more than we want to endure. Getting out of bed continue here

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