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Quirky People for Jesus

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Of the many mysteries in life that intrigue and baffle me, one in particular has captured my interest lately. It is the mystery of God’s renewing work in His people. God has conquered sin’s grip on us through Jesus’ death on the cross, so we now have a winning chance…

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When Change Is Good

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Bright blue skies awaited me for this morning’s jaunt (I didn’t catch the sunrise today). It seems, at least to me, that pretty skies should be coupled with mild temperatures and a lilting breeze. That misconception quickly faded after leaving the warmth of my house—this November day isn’t playing around:…

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My Mega Memory Month Results

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Today is the final day of the Mega Memory Month Challenge sponsored by Ann Kroeker. The good news is this challenge got me to purposefully pursue my desire to get Scripture carved into my heart. A few things were greatly helpful in the process: 1) Making multiple sets of references…

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Stuffed with Rocks

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I read a familiar portion of Scripture today—the section that tells of Jesus being tempted in the wilderness by the devil. Jesus fasted for 40 days, becoming hungry. That’s when the tempter strolled in and said to Jesus, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become…

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Do You Have Mold in Your Heart?

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Like many others who braved last week’s stormy onslaught, our home is still in disarray. I expect it to remain this way for at least a month, so I’m coming to grips with it and trying to keep the uncluttered areas clean (it helps me mentally). Yesterday, the professional water…

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Faith and Risk: Featuring Amanda Knussman

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For this post in my series on Faith and Risk, I’ve interviewed Amanda Knussman, a recent graduate of Bradley University. Soon she will leave for a year’s stint in Germany, ministering to college students in Berlin with Campus Crusade for Christ. This adventure is chock-full of risk and discomfort—a great…

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