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Does it feel kind of like we’re back at square one?  Fear involves punishment, so we should not be afraid if we love God, but Jesus Himself said that we should fear God because of… punishment?   Sometimes it is so easy for us to take things apart […]

  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. ~Proverbs 9:10   If you have grown up in the church, perhaps you have heard this verse often enough to be thinking already, “It’s not really fear though.  We’re […]

  Guest post by M. L. Detwiler   Have you ever stopped to wonder why humans even wear clothes at all? I mean, there is literally no other living creature on the planet that takes so much time and expense just to cover their bodies. Of course, there’s […]

  Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices. And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of all; and they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand […]

  I’m off like a shot again as soon as I get the inkling that there is something more I can do for the Lord.  Whenever I get antsy, I want to do all of the things that have brought me close to Him before.  I hate to waste […]

  I was speaking to my mother recently about some of the reactions I received from friends and peers when I first stopped watching television, and her observations led me to do a lot of thinking. When I stopped watching movies and TV shows, and stopped reading books […]

  “‘Worst?’ Why would I want to have the *WORST* Valentine’s Day ever?”   Well, that is a good question. But…you’re reading the article now, aren’t you. 😉 However, this sentiment is basically exactly what our actions speak about what is going on in our hearts. The moping, […]

  by Stephanie H.   Is giving better than receiving?   The obvious answer is, yes, of course it is.  And that is very true.  Focusing on what we have and what we get immediately puts a wall between us and God.  The last of the Ten Commandments […]

  by Stephanie H. “Walk about Zion, and go around her;  Count her towers;  Consider her ramparts;  Go through her palaces;  That you may tell it to the next generation.   For such is God,  Our God forever and ever;  He will guide us until death.”  ~Psalm 48:12-14   […]

by Stephanie H. It is a special bond when you find someone who loves the same music that you do.  I discovered one such kindred spirit recently in a dear friend and prayer buddy.  I’m the kind of person who discovers that I like a song, and then […]