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  •   "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction." Mark 5:34   Jesus spoke these words to the woman who had suffered for 12 years with hemorrhaging.  She had tried everything, yet her bleeding worsened.  Her community ostracized her as an unclean woman. Upon hearing about Jesus, she thought to herself, "If only I could touch His cloak, I will be well." Upon her touch, Jesus feels the power leave his body and questions...
  •   "but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, that is, Jesus." Ephesians 4:15   I must admit that I struggle with Ephesians 4:15.  More often than not, I've witnessed the misuse of the phrase, leaving hurt, anger, and confusion in its wake. I've experienced a well-meaning chat where God's word got lost in the delivery.  I have also attempted to deliver a message of truth, resulting in regret and misunderstanding...
  • I am the vine, you are the branches, he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:5   As I sit in my garden, surrounded by pots of colorful flowers, ripening fruit, and vegetables ready to pick, I feel a sense of accomplishment and contentment. I know that if I hadn't readied the soil, re-potted plants, and pruned when necessary, the results and my feelings would be quite different. God is the Master Gardener, and Jesus...
  • Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17   Many years ago, a wonderful man told a story that has stayed with me.  His name was Dick Adams, and he loved the Lord deeply.  He also had a passion for ministering to the homeless. He took muffins and coffee to the homeless around Old Town, Eureka.  It was a wonderful thing he did but what touched me were the words he spoke to...

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