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The Conditions of Forgiveness

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’” ~ Matthew 18:21-22 As I study these verses again, my...

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The Master Craftsman

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

"For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~ Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV) My father creates custom quivers for bow-hunters. He carves intricate wildlife...

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Tags: craftsman, creator, love

Venom

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Posted by Laurence Maier on

If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. ~ James 1:26-27 Venom. It's a reflex and spills forth without thought. Anger fuels its lethality. Venom. It kills ideas before they take flight. It...

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Tags: love, poem, venom, words

Hiding God’s Word in My Heart

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” ~ Psalm 119:11 (NIV)  My heart sank as I heard this verse quoted for the umpteenth time. Why can’t I be as faithful as this psalmist, Lord? I still struggle with sin, even when I have verses memorized...

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Tags: bible, faith, heart, hope, psalm, study, word