Want a New Way of Living?

“But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit,” Romans 7:6 (NLT).

Some dread moving from one home to another far away. We moved every three or four years when Keith was in the Air Force. Packing up belongings and searching for houses in regions and different countries that we weren’t familiar with became adventures. We adapted to different lifestyles and cultures. In the process, our ways of thinking and living changed.

Leaving the old life to live a new life became the standard. Change in almost everything.

Do you like change?

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Remembering 2020: What I Learned

“I will remember the deeds of the LORD; 
yes, I will remember your wonders of old. 
I will ponder all your work, 
and meditate on your mighty deeds.”
Psalm 77:11-12

2020 was a very different year. It was filled with violence, protests, riots, COVID-19, loss, and great disappointments.

It was also filled with heroes, new ways of communicating, neighborhoods coming together, renewed volunteerism, and new ways of working, teaching, and living.

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Are You a Friend of Jesus?

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:12-15

In school, I had two best friends (I’m not sure how I could have had more than one best friend, but I did). We hugged, talked, shared, smiled, and knew each others’ secrets and dreams. The friendship was more than just having fun with each other. We wanted to bless each other. We loved each other.

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