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Where Does Jesus Live?

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Posted by Caren Clark on

“Where does Jesus live,” my little one asked. My thoughts were stirred by this earnest question. “What is His address,” is the question that followed. My little one was attempting to memorize our home address. As parents, we have all rehearsed these coordinates with our...

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Tags: bible, faith, hope, jesus, life

The Circle of Forgiveness: The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

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Posted by Xochi E. Dixon on

I sat at the kitchen table and folded the crisp pages of the bill from my shoulder first surgery. We owed over $48,000. After incurring extra expenses when serving as my mom’s live-in caregiver, we depleted our savings. God provided every time a need arose. Not once did my husband hesitate...

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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