One Good Word

Equal

"Freely you have received; freely give." (Matthew 10:8b NIV)I was 16 years old and on a week long trip to visit a Seminary college in Iowa.  On the way our group had stopped in Chicago for a few days.  We were staying in a building owned by the church on the...

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The Road Not Taken

"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." (Phil....

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Looking Ahead

"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."...

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Back Home Again

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1 NIV)"Dad! There's a dog in the back yard."It was a few years ago during a sweltering Summer day. It hadn't rained in...

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Two Bills

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 7:21 NIV)It was a few years ago.  A friend had sent me a restaurant gift card for Christmas and I had picked a pretty, sunny Sunday afternoon to...

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20/20

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." (1 John 4:18 NIV)"AAAHHH!”  I awoke with a start in the middle of a scream.  The dream I had been in had been...

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Weeds

"because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." (James 1:3 NIV)It had been hot and muggy in the mornings for this last week, but this morning the weather was better. The air was cool and smelled sweet. The sun was slowly rising from behind the...

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