Complete in Love

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. I John 4:11-12 NIV Complete in Love How many of us dreamed of being made complete by finding our one true love? And how many of us had our hopes dashed when that didn’t happen or when it did and then it didn’t? I’m raising my hand right next to you! But the encouragement for me from these verses is that...

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Testimony Tuesday: It’s All About the Family

A Few Photographs I recently had the opportunity to photograph a dear friend and her family…a four generation family to be exact. She brought her parents, her sons and their wives, and her grandchildren. Dressed in shades of blue with some white shirts and red hair bows thrown in, you could tell they were a family. What really gives it away is spending time with them. The easy teasing, sweet kisses, and hugs all around tell you all that you need to know about this family. But like most families, there is a lot more to it than that....

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The Lord’s Blessing

The Lord bless you     and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you     and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you     and give you peace. Numbers 6:22-24 A People to Love Even when you live in a place that’s not your favorite, you still come to love the people you work beside every day. That may be especially true when you do the kind of work that we do. So when it’s time to say see you in a few weeks, it comes with some wistfulness. I’m packing up my apartment and moving...

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LRL 2.78 – Rachelle Dekker

Rachelle Dekker is a writer, a wife, and a Jesus follower. As the daughter of author Ted Dekker, you might assume that she was destined to be a writer. But it was actually a creative writing course that she took as an elective in college that lit a fire in her heart to share her stories. Rachelle has published her first three books, set in a dystopian future, where she challenges us to consider who we believe ourselves to be in relationship to who God made us to be. She has a quick wit, and a love for story that immediately...

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Testimony Tuesday: The Possibilities of God

A Text Message I got this text last week from my pastor… I find myself getting excited about the possibilities of you at our church once you move here. Being the always inquisitive and somewhat snarky person that I am, I replied… Oh yeah? What’s going on in that brain of yours that you are going to rope me into doing? 🙂 His response… I didn’t have anything in mind…I just love future possibilities…I’m sure God will show us. Hoping Against Hope! In Mark chapter 9, the writer tells a story of Jesus healing a demon-possessed boy. The boy’s...

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To Where the Sun Sets

My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty. Malachi 1:11 These verses in Malachi are interesting because they come in the middle of a rant from the Lord about how His people have treated Him. God has asked the prophet Malachi to tell His people that although He has loved them, they have not returned the love. He uses words like contempt and profane and...

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Five Minute Friday: Weak {And a special Announcement}

It’s Five Minute Friday where I join Kate Motaung and the #FMFParty girls to write flat out for five minutes. No editing, no polishing, and then link up together. It’s been a long time since I was able to join the party but I’m back now! So come join the fun! MIDDLE Go. I don’t like to admit that I am weak. I’d prefer no one know that I have hurts habits and hang ups. I’ll keep my foibles go my self. Thank you very much. The apostle Paul wrote about his own weaknesses saying, Because of the extravagance...

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