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Light in the Valley of the Shadow of Death (part twelve)

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering (Isaiah 53:4a) While on a retreat for ordained women in my denomination I began to experience persistent pain from a small bump near the edge of my jaw and just below my … Continue reading

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Losing Control (sixth in a series)

There is no grace or Sabbath rest (the peace which passes all understanding) when we’re operating under will power. Instead, we end up with a continual sense that there is yet one more thing that has to be done and the nagging fear that our work will not reflect favorably on us. But in his second letter to the Corinthians Paul gives us the Lord’s perspective on our service in God’s name: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (12:9) Continue reading

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