Category Archives: promises

Vessel to Vessel: Part One

“Moab has been at ease from his youth, and he has settled on his lees, and has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither has he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is … Continue reading

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The God of Coincidences

“For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.” 1 Corinthians 15:25 In the spring of 1995, I was taking my family across the border into Mexico to live. All we owned was what we … Continue reading

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Just a Father Looking For His Son

  “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.” Luke 15:20, NLT … Continue reading

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Together, for Each Other

“The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.”  –John Wesley There isn’t really a place for the individual in our walk of discipleship.  This is a most exceptional truth.  You might say that our society here in the U.S. is expressed in … Continue reading

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Why This Waste? [Extravagance]

“Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. 8 And when the disciples … Continue reading

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Our Gentle God Loves Kindness

When I think “gentleness”, what pops into my mind is my wife holding and caressing my infant daughter almost 20 years ago.  Her touch is soothing.  She softly hums a lullaby.  The farthest thing from her thinking at that quiet moment, is … Continue reading

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He Won’t Give Up, [Patience]

  “But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners.” 1 Timothy 1:16, NLT I find that I often worry about the patience of God. … Continue reading

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