Monthly Archives: May 2013

James 4:4

Adulterers and adultresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?  Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. I heard an excellent teaching once on Exodus … Continue reading

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A thought to provoke personal revival:

Settle it forever, then, that you are to deal directly with the Holy Spirit, and that He is to have the privilege of tying your tongue, or chaining your hand, or closing your eyes, in ways that He does not … Continue reading

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Maybe the opposite of discouragement …

… isn’t encouragement. But just plain courage. There are days, seasons, when life becomes harder than it used to be.  It catches me off guard after a time, and I wonder, when did this whole thing become so much about me?   … Continue reading

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James 4:1-3

Where do wars and fights come from among you?  Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have.  You murder and covet and cannot obtain.  You fight and war. … Continue reading

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This took me more than five minutes, but it’s still Friday …

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake.  For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Cor. 12:10). Did you know this? That the strength of Christ — the power … Continue reading

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James 3:17-18

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make … Continue reading

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Five minutes on a sunny Friday: Comfort

Comfort is the place I go to know who I am. In the aches of the deep and scary moments, the comfort is in his arms around me in the dark, holding me tightly, close to his heart, his head … Continue reading

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James 3:13-16

Who is wise and understanding among you?  Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.   But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie … Continue reading

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James 3:1-12, PART 3

My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.  For we all stumble in many things.  If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle … Continue reading

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Sin as it is found in my eczema situation

Two summers ago, I noticed some itching on one finger of my right hand.  It looked like a small bug bite, or even a little bit of poison ivy.  I scratched and scratched, willing the discomfort away; it became splotchy. … Continue reading

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