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Rights and Responsibilities

As Americans, we love our rights. We like to quote them. We enjoy living them. It’s been that way from the beginning. To get the Constitution passed, our Founders even had to concurrently adopt the Bill of Rights. The right … Continue reading

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2017: What’s Your Identity?

All those who were in distress, or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader… I Samuel 22:2 David was Israel’s most loved and successful king. He stands alone in Scripture as the one God called, … Continue reading

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2016 Newsletter ~ Merry Christmas from Cross My Heart!

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Remembering Becky…

Last week I attended a service remembering and celebrating the life of my friend Becky. We had been acquaintances for years – friends of the same friends – but I really got to know Becky well when she began attending … Continue reading

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Time for a U-Turn?

With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah. Ruth 1:7 After moving to Moab for “awhile,” (see last week’s … Continue reading

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The Affirmation Idol

You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3 In the book of Judges God’s people continued to return to idol worship. They bowed down to graven images as they served the gods of the people living in the … Continue reading

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Receiving Encouragement Requires Courage

“If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah and listen to what they are saying. Afterward, you will be encouraged to attack the camp.” So he and Purah his servant went down to … Continue reading

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Follow Me

As John 21 opens, it’s clear the disciples have followed the instructions of Jesus.  They are at the Sea of Galilee – about 75 miles from Jerusalem.  They have followed in obedience and gone where Jesus told them to go. … Continue reading

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FEAR transformed to COURAGE

  “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews…” John 20:19 After the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus, the disciples were paralyzed by fear.  … Continue reading

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Run-the-Race Truth #2: We Run for the Glory of God

“I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work  you gave me to do.” John 17:4 Jesus, the Holy One of God, chose to willingly set aside His glory in heaven to be constrained by human flesh. Paul … Continue reading

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