Category Archives: heart knowledge

Our Salvation Is Quite Sure

My favorite of all the apostles is John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” I love his Gospel, and the three epistles that he wrote, and of course,  Revelation. There are a couple of things I love about John’s writings: He … Continue reading

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Nothing But Leaves [Self-Deceit]

“Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.” … Continue reading

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Psalm 40, The Dark Pit

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,     and he turned to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair,     out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid … Continue reading

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Brave and Full of Faith, [Reepicheep]

In the book Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis writes of Reepicheep. He is a mouse of exceptional courage and with a strong faith. People seem to always misunderstand a talking mouse especially one who dresses like a swashbuckler. He … Continue reading

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Words of Life, [Healing]

  This is one of the perils of being a writer. I know what I want to say, but seldom am I understood. It comes as a part of the job description and it chafes. Actually, many experience the same … Continue reading

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The Scum of the Earth, [Identity]

“To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; … Continue reading

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Dinged Up Disciples, [But No Separation]

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?” Romans 8:35, NLT A … Continue reading

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