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Learning to Love – A Giveaway {Closed}

My husband recently preached an excellent sermon entitled “How To Be Perfect”. Sound intimidating? I thought so when he announced the title. “Oh boy. Get ready for a mile-long list of dos and don’ts!” However, as he got into the message, I quickly saw that my presuppositions had been incorrect. Here’s the passage that he preached… Continue reading Learning to Love – A Giveaway {Closed}

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This was for Me

I am continuing with my reading of If by the late Amy Carmichael, missionary to India. I have been convicted time and time again by the brief paragraphs which comprise this book. In reading some of them, I have to really stretch my mind to fully grasp her meaning. Others jump right out at me… Continue reading This was for Me

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The Power of the Pen

Ouch.No, I didn’t just stub my toe. That was a groan from the Holy Spirit within me; a wince of pain from my soul as I feel the sharp pangs of conviction after today’s reading of If by Amy Carmichael.I read today:If I can write an unkind letter, speak an unkind word, think an unkind… Continue reading The Power of the Pen

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Does Sin Grieve Me?

From If by Amy Carmichael:If I find myself half-carelessly taking lapses for granted, “Oh that’s what they always do,” “Oh, of course she talks like that, he acts like that,” then I know nothing of Calvary love.This paragraph was excellent food for thought. While I don’t want to cast stones or judge others for lapses in… Continue reading Does Sin Grieve Me?

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My Own "Ifs"

I have been reading If by missionary Amy Carmichael. It has been extremely convicting. I will be sharing more quotes from that excellent book in the future, but, in the meantime, I thought I’d share some of my own “ifs” that I have been pondering. I began thinking about these after considering this verse: Matthew 6:33… Continue reading My Own "Ifs"