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|Make Heaven Your Goal: Be the Best You Can Be! (Mt.5:48)
by Teresa O'Driscoll
The morning was freezing but dressed warmly for my walk I gingerly picked my way up the rutted icy track. Past a farmhouse and through the gate the landscape opened out into a small green river valley. Although I could see it, I have never been able to get near the river - prevented by fences and steep inclines. But it has remained a goal, and I have others in my life. My ultimate goal though, is heaven, and that goal is never far from my mind. In this I am following St Paul's advice: “Set your minds on heaven, not on earthly things, because you have died to this life, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the... (read the rest of what Teresa O'Driscoll wrote.)
|Where Have All the Grandmas Gone?
by Amy Walker
One fine day, I was listening to the car radio and focused on a story about a church in India. Run by missionaries, the church leader was asked during an interview “What is the greatest need for your church?” The answer was simply “grandmothers.” It was an odd reply at the very least and not one that would make even the top 50 answers if you asked that of any American pastor. Why grandmothers? Simply put, there was a great need for the older generation to teach the younger. They needed women of faith that had been through the battles of life and come out on the other side. They had wisdom through years of experience and costly scars. The younger women... (read the rest of what Amy Walker wrote.)
|What Is Salvation And What Does It Mean To Be Saved?
by Brian Farrell(177)
What Is Salvation And What Does It Mean To Be Saved? Salvation, in the greek, soteria (sounds like so-tay-ria, and where we get “soteriology”, which is the doctrine of salvation): 1) deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation; to be saved a) deliverance from the harassment of enemies b) in an ethical sense, that which concludes to the souls safety or salvation 1) of Messianic salvation 2) salvation as the present possession of all true Christians 3) future salvation, the sum of benefits and blessings which the Christians, redeemed from all earthly ills, will enjoy after the visible return of Christ from heaven in the consummated and... (read the rest of what Brian Farrell wrote.)
|If You Do Not Believe That I Am He: Summary John 8:12-30
Read John 8:12-30 In John 8:1-11, we read how Jesus exercised truth and grace in dealing with the woman (and her accusers) who was caught in the act of adultery. From the context, it is safe to assume Jesus was writing the sins of her accusers in the sand as a witness against them for their actions and abuse-use of the law. When she alone was left with Jesus, he offered her grace and forgiveness, in this it is evident she had a repentant heart, and Jesus ended his conversation with an admonishment to " go and sin no more. " With many gathered around because of this scene, Jesus continued to speak to those who remained. It was as if he was reaffirming his position as the son of God... (read the rest of what Teresa Ortiz wrote.)
|OUR VICTORIOUS HEART -- A Journey With Nicole through Trisomy 18
by Jim Reynolds(6)
A Journal of Gods Faithfulness through Parents Grief Chapter 1 -- A Windy Day I've decided grief is like the wind on a gusty day -- a nearly constant tug whose intensity can never be predicted. At times it's a light breeze -- almost comforting in the way it gently disturbs things; it's not just " grief; " it is memory... reminder... a pleasant echo peace. Other times, it has been like a gale as though it tears right through my clothes, down to my bones and heart, and all of " me " is flapping helplessly in this overpowering force like a tattered flag. Thankfully, for the most part, these intense experiences have faded... but it still gets quite windy some days. ... (read the rest of what Jim Reynolds wrote.)
|Top 10 Bible Verses That Give Strength
by Josh Wiley(1)
What are some of the top Bible verses that give strength to the hurting? There are so many to choose from and so many people in need of hope. God is the source of strength and gives great encouragement through His holy word. Check out this llist of some of my favorite Bible verses about strength and courage . Top 10 Strength Bible Verses 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! Joshua 1:9-11 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”And Joshua commanded the officers of the people, “Pass through the midst of the... (read the rest of what Josh Wiley wrote.)