Tag: Heaven

Is Nice Necessary?

There is a misconception, to some, that being a Christ-follower equates with being overly nice. This line, between being kind and being used, becomes clear as we seek and listen to the Holy Spirit’s wisdom. “‘At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to…

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Irrational Fears

I have an irrational fear that one day my car will flip over a bridge I seldom take home from work. I fear falling in the water below and leaning on superwoman tricks as my only way out. So, I avoid that highway – even though some days it gives me a quicker commute. The…

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The Weight of Perfection

I wish I could say it’s easy for me to spend quiet, uninterrupted time with God. I wish I could say every time I find myself in a situation where I can offer the Gospel, I do. I wish I could say every time I sit down to hear from God in His word, I…

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Forgive!

He’s not going to apologize. She’s not going to apologize. They aren’t going to apologize. But, forgive them anyway. Imperfect people do imperfect things – like not apologizing. Yes, it would be easier to not forgive. But, choose what’s difficult, and forgive them even though they don’t deserve it. Forgive them like God does –…

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You Are an Appointed Seed

“Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils…

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The Brevity of Life

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14 NIV You probably didn’t need to read the verse above to realize that life is shockingly, and sometimes agonizingly, short. But, even though we know our…

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Be Present

Many times when life deals me a losing hand, I just want to lay in the bed under all my covers until it’s time for my hand to be dealt again. I would rather not deal with the tests, trials and temptations of the world. I would rather turn a blind eye to it and…

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A Heart of Gratitude

I used to think when Jesus comes back for us, and we see Him at our appointed judgment time, I would say sorry and hope that would be good enough for a heavenly entrance. But, there is something about freedom in Christ that gives me doubtless entrance into heaven, and now I can’t wait to…

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