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Give Me More of Your Spirit

Give Me More of Your Spirit

As you know I keep reading and rereading the Bible over and over again. I change translations and start anew. Every time the reading experience is a bit different, it really is the Living Word. I read God and God reads me. It’s our time together. Oftentimes a verse or a passage stays with me for the day or more. This time a verse has stayed with me since last week. I’ve read the verse many times before and I…

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Time to Refrain from Embracing

Time to Refrain from Embracing

I have loved Ecceleciastes ever since my teenage years. There was something that captured my heart even though I could not pinpoint what it exactly was. Nonetheless, I appreciated the call to embrace life fully with God. But I would have never guessed it would help me to cope with COVID-19. Yet it does by stating there is a time to refrain from embracing, time for social distancing. There is a time for everything,    and a season for every activity under the…

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This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

This is just a sweet, little note to encourage you in the middle of your hardships. Believe me, this too shall pass. It might not feel like it and even not look like it but it’s true. Even the Bible tells us so: Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. (Isaiah 9:1, NLT,*) If we keep on seeking God and turning to him, this time of darkness will turn into light. This will not go…

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Drinking from the Well of Life

Drinking from the Well of Life

During my morning prayer time, I felt strongly God wanted to remind me (and you) he is the Living Water, the source of all the good things, and the spring of life eternal. They are all fantastic things, huge gifts of God to us. He is the provider, we are always the receivers. We just need to abide in him, continually, to keep on receiving. A few hours later, I came across this quote by Gloria Copeland and I realized…

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Fixer-Upper Goes to Heaven

Fixer-Upper Goes to Heaven

Do you live your life from an eternal perspective? I highly recommend it. Because it changes everything. It gets met pondering on the eternal value of things and letting go of things that do not have eternal value and doing more of things that will last forever. Today I want to talk about a new way of looking at heaven and eternity I got while discussing John 14 online with my Bible study group. In the vision, fixer-upper goes to…

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Another Day of Grace

Another Day of Grace

Another month of social distancing has started, how are you doing? Despite everything, I’m doing very well, thank you. I’ve chosen to live in grace and bask in God’s love and that has not changed. It’s the best way to live, social distancing or not because then I’m ready for anything. Without God, I can do nothing. With God, I can do anything. So, another day of grace is here, it’s an invitation to live it fully with Jesus. May…

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You Will Also Rise

You Will Also Rise

How was your Easter? It probably was less social than usual but blessedly the message of Easter was as – or even more – powerful than ever. Because Jesus has risen, we have hope upon hope. Jesus’ resurrection was not just for some good people or it wasn’t some general sign of goodwill on God’s behalf. No, Jesus died for everyone, especially for hopeless and sinful. And what’s important: Jesus rose on the third day. So you will also rise….

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Sacrificial Love

Sacrificial Love

Good Friday always leaves me in awe. I’m in awe of God’s patient love. And how far he was willing to go in order to save us, to unite us with him. The crucifixion did not form a pretty picture for sure. Yet it is the most beautiful picture of sacrificial love. For us. For free. It does not make sense to us to get such an amazing gift – salvation and eternal life – for free yet that’s how…

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God’s Grace from Start to Finish

God’s Grace from Start to Finish

Lent has lasted now for six weeks. Have you learned anything new? I’ve come to understand more deeply it’s all about God. My contribution to my salvation is my need to be saved. God has provided everything else. It’s God’s grace from start to finish. We all need God and his grace. There has not been, is not, and will not be a human being who does not Jesus to save him. Just think about Peter who had a fundamental…

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Adjusting to the New Normal

Adjusting to the New Normal

We all have a new normal now due to the threat of Covid-19. How are you adjusting? For some of us it is easy, but some might struggle quite a bit. What could we do to ease anxiety as we are adjusting to the new normal? The first thing is to remember even if the world and life is changing fast, God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. And we can count on him in everything. Jesus Christ is…

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