Finding Rest

“There is a wideness in God’s mercy, like the wideness of the sea.” These words thrill my heart and quiet my mind. Mercy in the original bible languages can also be translated Grace, Steadfast love, Unfailing love. And there is a WIDENESS in it from God to us. Plenty of Grace Steadfast love as vast… Read more »

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What if Struggle is Necessary?

Yep, you read that right. What if struggle is a necessary part of our growth in Christ-likeness, faith, and even more importantly, to draw all our eyes to God?  I have wrestled this question for years, not wanting to yield. What if struggle is a necessary part of our growth in Christ-likeness, faith, and even… Read more »

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How can we describe God’s love for us?

Steadfast Love is the English translation for the Hebrew word “hesed” God’s hesed is one of my favorite concepts in the Old Testament that requires multiple words and ideas to understand. Hesed is rich Hebrew word for which there is no exact English equivalent.  It is too big a concept for a single word to… Read more »

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Create in me…

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” What exactly does that mean, look like, and how does it happen? Today, I am going old school and we’ll dig deeper into what this verse means by looking at it in the original Hebrew language. I have so much… Read more »

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Clothed in Christ’s Righteousness

I know my sinfulness, it is ever before me, it haunts me day and night. (Ps. 53:1) Awareness of my sinfulness shows up as shaming words, self-contempt and frantic efforts to try harder and be a “good” Christian. Scrambling away from my sin -hiding and pretending it isn’t “so bad,” or that tomorrow I will… Read more »

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