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Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Luke 4:1-2a says, “And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil” (ESV). After Satan tempted Jesus, Luke 4:14a says, “And … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Birth is Light in the Darkness

Luke 1:77-79 says, “to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who … Continue reading

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“Spur One Another On”

Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another–and all the more as … Continue reading

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Don’t Have to Fight for Joy and Peace

I’ve been wrestling for joy and peace the last couple of weeks. But according to Galatians 5:22, I don’t have to fight for it. Galatians 5:22 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace . . . … Continue reading

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“I Will Demonstrate My Glory”

Ezekiel 39:21a says, “Thus, I will demonstrate my glory among the nations” (NLT). God always does what He says He will do. In Ezekiel 39, God says that His attributes and character will be magnified when He does what He … Continue reading

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So Many Ways to Read the Bible

There are so many ways to read the Bible! The important thing is that we read it! I like to mix it up. Sometimes I like to just read a few verses and think about them, asking the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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From the Throne Room to a Barn

This week we celebrate Christmas, that day Jesus left the glorious throne room of God to arrive in a barn. He did that for you. He did that for me. That barn did not look like this one. But I … Continue reading

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“Nothing is too hard for You”

Jeremiah 32:17 has encouraged me, “Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you” (ESV). Just looking out at this … Continue reading

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“A Very Present Help in Trouble”

Every spring, turtles emerge from our pond to lay eggs. If you approach them, they will view you as trouble! What does a turtle do when faced with trouble? They withdraw into their shell! Do you ever feel like you … Continue reading

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“Peace behind Closed Doors”

This Easter weekend reminds me of John 20:19-21. There the disciples are in seclusion behind locked doors, much like we are behind closed doors because of COVID-19. Yet, just as a beautiful sunrise gives us great joy, the SON rise … Continue reading

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