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Not me, but the Lord

Acts 4:33b-34 And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales Again God brings me to a verse I would never have picked. I feel like I’m [...]

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My actions, or their response?

Isaiah 26:10 But when grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the LORD. So here is another verse I wouldn’t have thought to start with, but God is so good at painting a [...]

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What does “grace” mean?

Proverbs 1:8-9 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. I’ve decided to take this just one step at a time, and for a while one verse at a time.  This is the first [...]

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Grace

1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. Of all the things I am, and all the things I am becoming, a faithful steward of God’s grace is not included. Not that I wouldn’t like it, and not [...]

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40 Psalms for Childbirth

During Lent, I challenged myself to find a Bible verse for labor for every day.  I challenged myself further by requiring the verses must come from the book of Psalms.  I posted the verses every day on the Facebook Page.   A few weeks after it ended, a reader asked if I had a copy [...]

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Lactation and Life

This semester I’ve been working through a postpartum study guide, and it seems it is the lactation part that always makes me stop and wonder. Lamentations 4:3 Even jackals offer their breasts to nurse their young, but my people have become heartless like ostriches in the desert. Isaiah 66:11 For you will nurse and be satisfied [...]

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Prayer and Questions

James 1:6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. I love being reminded of the power we have in prayer.  I love being reminded how big God is.  But I also love being reminded what the [...]

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Pleasing Aroma part 2

I promised to share what God was challenging me with. I wish I had a word for it, but the best I can come up with is aromatherapy. I am familiar with many complementary therapies because I work with women who are preparing to give birth. I know about some herbs, can give a good [...]

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Pleasing aroma

If you do much reading in Leviticus you are familiar with the term pleasing aroma. It seems our sacrifices are accepted as a pleasing aroma by God. And to some extent, I can agree.  The smell of a wood fire burning outdoors, the smell of cooking meat on a grill.  These are pleasing aromas to [...]

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Are you listening?

1 Samuel 15:20  ”But I did obey the LORD,” Saul said. “I went on the mission the LORD assigned me. I completely destroyed the Amalekites and brought back Agag their king.” I opened an old journal tonight and found this verse highlighted. I always wonder what Saul was thinking, how did he not realize that what he [...]

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