Free At Last!

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1

Today, we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. He knew freedom in God, and he sought to bring freedom to all of America. Freedom from racism. Freedom to live and work in equality, dignity, and respect. Freedom to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Isn’t that what Christianity is all about? Freedom from our sins and freedom to live in the presence of Jesus. Freedom to live eternally.

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Does Jesus Call You “Friend”?

Acquaintances come and go, but friends stay close … when they can. I had a close friend in junior high school, that’s middle school today. My family moved away, but she came to stay with me during the summer. We graduated from high school and went to different colleges. I got married. After Keith graduated, we took off for adventures around the world by way of the Air Force.

Sadly, I lost track of Emily. Until she found me via Facebook.

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Do You Know God?

“And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” John 17:3

Do you know God? Do you know Jesus? Really know?

Saturday was our 50th Wedding Anniversary. I did not know Keith in 1971 like I know him today. Fifty years of walking together up to the mountaintops and into the valleys, through the storms of life and the blessings of life. I know Keith intimately. We finish each other’s sentences. We live for each other. Yet, I know there are still things that I have to learn about him. I know without a doubt that my love for him at our 60th anniversary will be much stronger and deeper.

God wants you to go deeper with Him. He wants you to know Him intimately.

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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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