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Blog archives for March, 2015

Archive for March, 2015

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

HUMILITY She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.  – Luke 2:7 The trappings of this world had no room for Jesus, so He was born in humble surroundings, of humble parents, and worshipped by humble shepherds. Should we not also worship […]

Friday, March 27th, 2015

ATTACKED A spammer tried to impose himself into my computer with a display box on the monitor screen that I couldn’t click out of or get rid of, no matter what I did. You’ve probably had something like that happen to you. After struggling with it for several minutes in frustration, I hit the restart button; and […]

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

THE UNENDING FLAME I have related to you that I start my mornings in the lower level before the fireplace. It puts me in a frame of listening instead of speaking. One could almost call it silent prayer. In the silence of my mind, the Holy Spirit plants thoughts that are not of my own […]

Friday, March 20th, 2015

BABY ALEXIS I was watching my 11/2-year-old granddaughter put together a puzzle and noted her singular focus on putting all the pieces in the right places. When she completed the puzzle I clapped my hands in delight and her little face beamed. Would that adults had such a singular focus on Jesus and putting the […]

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

TONGUES OF FIRE With a cup of coffee in hand, I descend to the lower level and turn on the fireplace. This is my new morning ritual when I’m at home; it wasn’t always so. Sitting on the edge of the couch on the opposite wall, I have a conversation with God, mostly listening to […]

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

START LISTENING I have great respect for the words of David Wilkerson, the founder of Teen Challenge. I encountered this passage in the February 2, 2015 issue of World Challenge Pulpit Series. “So when we enter His presence, we start by talking. But many of us end up doing all the talking and no listening. […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

THE NEXT STEP “What am I to do, Dr. Chambers?” said Mrs. Lockhart to Teddy, Paul’s brother and a practicing Christian psychotherapist. “My husband died two months ago and left me nothing but debt. I feel crushed.” Teddy took his glasses off and looked straight into her eyes. “The only way to keep your life […]

Friday, March 6th, 2015

SIX COMMANDMENTS FOR DYING TO SELF Gracie May had been a Christian for two years. One day she went to see a deacon at the church she attended to ask a question that was troubling her. The deacon was Paul Chambers. “Mr. Chambers,” she asked, “I know I’m supposed to die to self but have […]

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

SANCTIFICATION Pastor Oswald gave the following message to the English troops in Egypt during the First World War. “Sanctification means intense concentration on God’s point of view. It means every power of body, soul, and spirit chained and kept for God’s purpose only…Sanctification means being made one with Jesus so that the disposition that ruled […]