Dove Lesson Points to Mystery of Christ

Two doves walking the wall. The male dove takes a few steps and turns to see if his mate is following. She starts up the incline and stops. They both look at me. Then, the male turns and takes a few steps forward, turns and looks at her. She follows.

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Marriage, A Stunning Perspective

You see 5 editors, on the cover. You turn the pages to the contributors’ page and find that 38 experts contributed to the 16 chapters which were divided into four sections. You take a deep sigh, close the cover, and turn to the back cover.

“What we believe about marriage reflects what we believe about God.”

Interesting perspective. I had never thought about marriage in this way.

I am so glad that I opened the book again and began to read. This book explores the depth, the intimacy, and the beauty of marriage from God’s perspective.

Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World is a much-needed book that digs deeply into the soil of today’s marriages, pulls up the weeds, turns them over and upside down, and asks “Why?”

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3 Tips to Help Others Overcome the Painful, Shameful, or Busy-filled Life

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“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

“Consider” means to “contemplate” or “observe.” Are you considering your brothers and sisters in Christ, observing them in love as you would observe a child you are mentoring?

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Jesus, the Perfect Sacrifice, Loves You

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Frustrated because you can’t seem to be the kind of person that you want to be?

Although you get up in the morning and you tell yourself that you will be kind, not offend, and have a great outlook, you slip up before you get out the door.

You think no one cares.

There is someone who cares deeply. In fact, He loves you. Jesus loves you.

All of us have sinned, fallen short of God’s requirements. That’s you and me. We’re all failures.

The consequences of that sin is death and separation from God forever–hell. But God, in all His glory, loved you and me so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world.

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Can You Imagine Drawing Near to God in His Throne Room?

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”Isaiah 6:1-7

Do you remember Sammy Davis Jr? This amazing man sang, danced, acted, and joked his way into my heart. He visited Clark AB in the Philippines and performed for the troops when Keith was stationed there. Keith and I were fortunate enough to attend a reception with him after the performance. Although he walked by, I was in so much awe of him that I didn’t stick my hand out to shake his hand until Keith got frustrated with me and pushed me to shake his hand!

If I was in that much awe of Sammy Davis Jr., how much more awestruck am I going to be when I approach the throne of grace and mercy?

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