LENT: MERCY

Mercy is God’s goodness to pardon the judgment our sins deserve. In other words, it is God’s act of forgiveness. According to Scripture, we all deserve the death penalty for our sin (Rom. 6:23) and condemnation for eternity (Rev. 20:12-15). When we gaze at what we really deserve…mercy takes on a whole new meaning. WHAT…

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LENT: REDEEM

We are so dead in our sin that we need to be redeemed by God, who freely offers us forgiveness. Sin is serious…however, we too readily make excuses for our sin and in doing so, diminish our need for redemption. In him we have redemption [our ransom] through his blood [the price that has been…

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LENT: GRACE

You were once dead, but now you’ve been given new life. Grace came knocking at your door & the stone has been rolled away. Jesus is still in the business of rolling stones away. Why is it difficult for us to live this way?

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Advent Day 22: Why Were the Shepherds the First to Know?

There are many days that I feel extremely ordinary, or better said, unnoticed. I do my best when it comes to keeping my house neat and tidy, folding laundry, and toting my kiddos around. On an average night, my meals consist of mac & cheese, tacos, or spaghetti (which doesn’t measure up to the Magnolia…

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Advent Day 9: The Ultimate Test

The older I become, the more I realize that my story is less about me and more about God. He is writing my narrative. And if I lean into the voice of the Holy Spirit, I can see the story of redemption being penned. My prayer is that you see God working in your life today too.

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Swallowed.

my story continued….The power remained off for two weeks, which seemed like an eternity at the time. Bored kids. Tired mama. In the meantime, the insurance appraiser stopped by. I had extremely high expectations as rumors were flying of checks being written smack dab in people’s driveways. There appeared to be an insurgence of immediacy…

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