Tag Archives: Jesus

Never Hopeless

Lately, it seems like my life is one problem after another. In the past year we’ve dealt with extremely tight finances, problems with health insurance, a car accident that totaled one of our cars, and now most recently, an electric … Continue reading

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Gifts

I like to make handmade Christmas gifts. I’m sure not everyone appreciates them, but many people have said that they do. My budget is typically stretched thin at all times, so handmade items help the gift money go a little … Continue reading

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Still Thankful

I didn’t get to post anything for Thanksgiving. I had essays to grade and desserts to prepare, parents to see (parent-teacher conference week) and kids home from school asking for snacks and play dates and just basically destroying any peace … Continue reading

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The Problem of My Discontent

The issue of contentment vs. discontent has slammed into my consciousness this week. For one thing, it was the topic of my class’s Sunday School lesson (which I teach). It has come up several times, at least one of which … Continue reading

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Taking a Vacation From God?

I’m on summer vacation. The kids are off from school, and both my teaching and scoring jobs are over until fall. You’d think I had a lot of time to pray and have devotional time, right? Actually, summer is the … Continue reading

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A Mom’s Faith

My church emphasizes the importance of sharing your faith, and my congregation contains many people who are comfortable talking to others about God and salvation. It’s kind of intimidating. I’m a writer, but not really the best speaker or one-on-one … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line

I’m a bottom line kind of person. I think America is filled with people like me. I get impatient when people talk about an issue or a choice too much or for too long. “Just give me the bottom line,” I often … Continue reading

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Father, forgive them . . . they don’t know

As Jesus hung on the cross, one of the things he did was ask God to forgive those who were mocking him. I would imagine that if I was going through the most physically and emotionally torturous time of my … Continue reading

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What Then Must We Do?

So in my last post The Simplicity of Salvation, I asked the following question: Do we have to do anything once we decide to accept Jesus’ free gift of salvation? After all, if it’s a free gift, then we shouldn’t … Continue reading

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The Simplicity of Salvation

Isn’t it a great blessing that God made salvation so simple? I don’t know any other religion that offers the saving grace that Christianity does. Other religions are full of requirements to fulfill. Mostly, you have to be good, be … Continue reading

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