Gospel of Grace

I Was Totally Unprepared for This Kiss

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One morning while I was spending focused time with Jesus, a strong desire rose up within me to experience His affections. I picked up Mike Bickle’s book, The Pleasures of Loving God, and turned to the chapter that describes the longings of the bride of Christ. The following is a paraphrase of what I read: […]

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Ready or Not, Here I Come! Part 2

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In last Wednesday’s post, “Ready or Not, Here I Come! Part 1,” I addressed a concern I have about well-meaning Bible teachers and authors (I used to be one of them) telling Christians what they need to be doing to get themselves ready for His return. I shared how in my search for answers I came to the […]

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How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by Him!

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Several years ago, a slogan for a popular candy bar communicated the message that, unless you actually tasted and swallowed the candy bar, you would never know how satisfying it was. It’s the same with Jesus’s Bridegroom love. You will never know how satisfying and intoxicating it is until you experience His exclusive love for […]

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Ready or Not, Here I Come! Part 1

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The title of today’s post may remind you of hide and seek, a childhood game you used to play. As soon as the seeker finishes counting, he or she yells, “Ready or not, here I come!” and begins searching for everyone who is hiding. The first one found is the loser and he or she […]

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How Many Were Crucified with Christ? If Your Answer Is”Two,” This Post Will Surprise You

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Today is Good Friday, the day that Christians around the world commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death at Calvary over 2000 years ago. I plan to pull out my DVD, The Passion of the Christ, and watch it once again in order to remember the horrific price my Savior paid so that I could enjoy […]

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A Book Review on Peter Lord’s “Turkeys & Eagles”

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Just because a book has been in print for almost thirty years doesn’t mean it packs a less powerful punch for those who read it today. Although I have read and recommended many books to others, this is the first review I’ve ever written. If you are a seasoned book reviewer, I am apologizing ahead […]

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Catch the Foxes

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Christian, have you ever been appalled at some of the thoughts that go through your mind? I know I have. Have these thoughts caused you to feel condemned and wondering, “If I am a brand-new creation in Christ, how could I possibly think such things?” In today’s excerpt from my book, His Banner Over Me Is […]

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

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A little over a year ago, we took our son and his family out to eat at a local restaurant to celebrate his thirty-first birthday. As everyone with small children knows, public dining can oftentimes be a less than pleasurable experience–especially when our pint-sized dinner companions aren’t getting their own way and/or it’s close to […]