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Your Sweet Rest in Mr. Grace

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Are you worn out, trying to make the Christian life work for you? Are you trying to earn grace? If so, then take a deep breath and relax in these sweet Words from your Spiritual Bridegroom today: “My endless love, My Spirit is the Spirit of grace.” “Simply put, I am Grace personified.” “And there […]

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Healthy New-Life-in-Christ Habits

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Take a few moments to lean in and listen to these encouraging, inspiring words from your Spiritual Bridegroom today: “My holy bride, confession and repentance are healthy habits that will benefit you when you realize your thoughts, feelings, and actions aren’t reflecting your new heart in Me.” “Confession simply means to agree with Me that […]

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You Can Sin All You Want?

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Listen to these insightful, liberating words from your Spiritual Bridegroom today: “My pure, righteous, and holy bride, if you make your ongoing forgiveness contingent on your memory and asking for it, your focus will be shifted away from what I have already accomplished for you to what you must do to remain in “good standing” […]

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You’re Invited … to Wondrous Delight in Christ!

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If Jesus shared His heart with you today, it might sound something like this divine invitation: “My beloved, I long for you to spend the time you have left on this earth fully believing that you are altogether beautiful, perfectly loved, highly valued, and completely accepted in Me.” “My heart’s desire is that you live […]

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God’s Reminder on Our Mountain Vacation

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There’s just something about the mountains. When we’re thinking “vacation,” sandy white beaches and theme parks never enter our minds. It’s almost as if we hear God whisper, “Come and get away from your daily routines and just rest.” “Rest in Me.” “And receive.” “Allow yourself to be inspired.” “Let Me love you unconditionally.” “Be […]

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5 Signs the Christian Song You’re Listening to Is Polluted

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If you subscribe to my blog and/or have been following my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, then you probably already know that I’m a devoted fan of the Christian band MercyMe. They have recently made headline news due to the fact that the movie based on the story behind their smash hit single, “I Can Only Imagine,” […]

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Why This Hit Song Turned Movie Means So Much to So Many

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Lately I’ve been contemplating the phenomenon behind “I Can Only Imagine,” the best-selling Contemporary Christian song of all time. Bart Millard, the lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, wrote this song in 1998, seven years after he lost his dad to pancreatic cancer. The song’s title and lyrics reflect Millard’s imagining what his dad […]

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Why Many Christians Aren’t Enjoying Intimacy with Christ

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Over the last fifteen years, I’ve enjoyed leading several Bible studies focused on how to enjoy greater intimacy with Christ. At the beginning of the opening session, I ask the participants complete a questionnaire so that I can find out what they hope to gain from the study. The last question is: “In your life, […]

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What the Resurrection Has to Do with You

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Today, on Good Friday 2018, Christians around the globe are commemorating the passion of Jesus Christ—the suffering He went through to pay our sin debt in full with His blood and to give us new life in Him. Good Friday isn’t a national holiday in the U.S., but it is a state holiday in Connecticut, […]

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That Time Those Dogs Ganged up on My Beagle

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So, this past Monday, March 12, 2018, National Napping Day was celebrated in the United States. This was the day after most of us reluctantly moved our clocks forward one hour. I hadn’t heard of this national day, but since I was feeling particularly sleep-deprived that morning, I decided to join the celebration. And I did that […]