The Key to Success, Purity, and Hope

We can memorize poems, memorize names, or memorize our multiplication tables … head knowledge.

We can meditate upon the Word, apply it to ourselves, pray the words as our own, consume God’s Word as if it were the life-giving manna and living water that it is .. heart knowledge.

When God’s Word is in my heart, it becomes a part of me, and as a part of me, I am empowered to restate it with passion and love.

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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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The Key to Being Blessed

“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”Luke 1:45

Blessed because you believe? That’s the story of the Christian life, isn’t it? From Genesis to Revelation, we read of men and women who received promises from God, and they believed in those promises. Sometimes, they had to wait a long time for those promises to become reality, and sometimes, they never saw those promises in their lifetimes. But they believed, and they were blessed.

The promise that Gabriel revealed to Mary was unthinkable. Mary, an unmarried teenager, a virgin, engaged to a poor carpenter, learned that her womb would carry the Messiah, the Savior of Israel, the Savior of the world. 

How can this be?

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5 Steps Toward Spiritual Friendship

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How many close friends do you have? Really close.

Do you have any spiritual friends?

Before I read this book, I had not connected “spiritual” with “friend.”

“Spiritual friendship is learning to see the worth God has placed in each person and appreciating the gifts individuals have to offer.” (p. xviii)

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8 Things I’ve Learned from God’s Healing

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On January 1, 2011, Keith and I were observing the San Diego Kite Club flying kites on the beach. A stranger came up to me and asked, “Would you like to have this kite?”  Almost six weeks after the Lord miraculously healed me of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Another test of my faith.

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