Tag Archives: Romans

Hold Fast to Righteousness

As Christians, it’s important that we don’t rely on our self-righteousness—our own good works—for salvation. Though holiness and righteousness are important, they can’t save us. And yet we must hold fast to our righteousness. This truth is illustrated in the … Continue reading

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Paul’s Prescription

When we seek to see by God’s heart each day the struggle borne by others as they travel on their way When we lift the spirit of both stranger and friend we find hope and patience for ourselves in the … Continue reading

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Hope Lives

“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” Romans 8:25 (NIV). I’ve not yet seen Peace on earth Mankind can be mean Hatred and bitterness Mar the world Hearts with hopelessness Yet I have … Continue reading

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If I Had a Gun

The latest mass shooting (I won’t mention which one, because there will likely be another, and this post will apply then) has brought out the gun control and how do we legislate a way to prevent the next one folks. We just need more laws and … Continue reading

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Why Are We Surprised?

When people do terrible things, such as yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Paris or the most recent school shooting in Oregon last month, people are surprised. And when you believe, as our culture seems to, that people are basically good, the … Continue reading

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Grafted

I was a wild olive shoot wandering lost and alone certain I could thrive on skill all my own Lived a wild and crazy life no one to answer to sowing seeds of great regret searching for something new Though I had creativity wisdom was … Continue reading

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Something New

Note: As you read this post, you might ask yourself why I am telling you so much about my hair dyeing experiences. Trust me, there’s a purpose and a lesson to follow my seemingly rambling story. In early July I … Continue reading

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Revenge Is Not the Answer

I have been noticing lately how vengeful our society has become. People so often just want to get even with those of have hurt them, or maybe just annoy them. It becomes a never-ending cycle. Last weekend we watched a … Continue reading

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Choosing to Trust

I’ve been thinking about trust lately. It has been said that trust must be earned, and that once lost it is hard to regain. But it occurs to me that trust is a choice, and that sometimes we must choose … Continue reading

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Before the Throne – A Poem

This morning as I was listening to music on my iPod the song Trust in Jesus came on and I started to think about standing before God’s judgment throne. Paul confirmed what is written all throughout the Old Testament, that … Continue reading

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