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Living Like Jesus: Who Most Influenced You?

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

ServingThe post below is from an article entitled “Beyond Remembering” by Phil Ware and comes from Heartlight Magazine. It asks the question “Who is the person who helped you best know how to live like Jesus.” Continue reading Living Like Jesus: Who Most Influenced You?

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Forgiven – No Matter What

ForgivenNoMatterWhatNothing saddens me more than to hear of someone who backs away from salvation because they feel as though God could never forgive them or love them.  I can’t think of anything further from the truth!

There are no more beautiful words than those of Paul in Romans 3:22-23: Continue reading Forgiven – No Matter What

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Let’s Synchronize Watches: Intercessory Prayer

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

watchtowerRead these words from Isaiah:

“On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; all day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves.” (Isaiah 62:6)

Recently I was given an opportunity through which the Lord reminded me about aspects of intercessory prayer that I had forgotten. Perhaps you have been in the place I was and can identify. I admit I am a slow learner when it comes to spiritual matters and need repeated instruction to get it to “sink in.” Continue reading Let’s Synchronize Watches: Intercessory Prayer

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Jesus Loves Me! Really!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Jesus Loves Me“When you get this concept into your mind and heart it will totally revolutionize your life.”

That’s just the way the Lord said it to me. And just what is this revolutionary concept? His all-consuming, unconditional love for me. And each of you can say the same of yourself. Continue reading Jesus Loves Me! Really!

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Here I Am, Lord (Gulp!)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Here I Am LordHere I am, Lord
Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night
I will go, Lord
If you lead me
I will hold your people in my heart

(Words and Music by Dan Schutte, 1981; adapt. by Carlton R. Young, 1988)

A number of years ago my dear friend, Robbie, gave me new insight into the significance of this song. We must have been singing it in a service and I told her how much I liked it. She said something like, “But have you ever thought of the seriousness of the words—about what you’re saying when you sing this song?”

And, therein, lies the beginning of another journey with the Lord… Continue reading Here I Am, Lord (Gulp!)

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Captivate Me, Lord!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Captivate_MeThere’s a song which has dominated my attention some time now. From the first time I heard it, I began to play it so many times I’ve lost count. I think it’s a beautiful song, of course, but there’s so much more to it than that. Continue reading Captivate Me, Lord!