Graceroots Grace

Psalm 129:6 - May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow. (NIV)Have you ever seen grass grow on a roof? I have, many times, especially back in Scotland. In the bleak countryside, one comes across old derelict cottages, abandoned decades ago,...

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Speed Demon

James 1:22 - Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (NIV)I can remember riding my first bike in the local park. It was a shiny red Tri-ang bicycle with a Mickey Mouse bell and a fourteen-inch front wheel. It had a wee satchel on...

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A Soldier’s Faith

Romans 8:36 - As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. (KJV)Many years ago, a paramedic showed me a soldier's knapsack Bible. It belonged to his uncle, who had been killed in World War I. The Bible,...

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A Maze-in Grace

Deuteronomy 1:32-33 - In spite of this, you did not trust in the Lord your God, who went ahead of you on your journey, in fire by night and in a cloud by day, to search out places for you to camp and to show you the way you should go. (NIV)When I was very young, I...

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Keeping faith

Malachi 2:15 - Has not the Lord made [husband and wife] one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. (NIV)My mom suffered from...

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John Stuart