Sustained While Rejected

My husband writes a weekly devotional for the men in our church. It’s just a simple word from their pastor’s heart to give truth-encouragement at the start of their day. I’ve asked him if I can share some of those with you on the blog. He’s hopeful that you’ll find something helpful as he shares his heart.  From LeRoy’s Pen ~ ******* But you, O Lord, be gracious to me, and...

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Needing Help to Solve Relationship Conflicts?

Conflicts happen between the best of friends and family. That’s the sad reality of living in a fallen world. But it seems to happen just as much within the Church. I’ve seen enough Church conflicts to notice that the “gift of discernment” can be misused, or add to the complications in a conflict. If you think you have the “gift of discernment” when it comes to relating to people, be...

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Slanderers Don’t Typically Ask Your Forgiveness

When we stopped at the local diner to grab a quick lunch, we weren’t expecting to witness a prisoner being set free. We had no idea that we’d see repentance. We weren’t expecting humility to show up over chips and salsa. We’ve all experienced it: the destructive force of gossip. Slander knows no bounds. It can ruin reputations, destroy public trust, and rob the good name of a man of...

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We Are a Cranky Bunch

I’ve been a pastor’s wife for more than thirty years now, and there is one characteristic I’ve witnessed in most churches. For people who’ve been given loads of grace, and shown undeserved mercy at the cross, we can be a cranky lot. And easily offended. I’m not talking about my church in particular. I’m talking about Christians in general. Read the blogs and the Twitter feeds, stop in...

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Heart Change

You may not be aware of it, but God is involved in your life. He sees you. He knows what you’re facing today, and He cares. He desires to speak to you through His Word, to communicate His truth, to give encouragement and guidance. He longs to have fellowship with you. He delights in bringing beauty out of the ashes of broken lives. I’m not making the assumption that you already have a real...

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