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The Dreaded “D” Word – Dating

So, I pretty much do not have this parenting thing figured out.  Just this morning all three of my teen/tween daughters were upset with me before 8:00 a.m. so you can take any advice from me with a grain of salt. My daughters are at the age where they are noticing boys… and boys are […]

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Forty.

  So I turned 40 this week. 40. Wow. It doesn’t bother me.  Turning a new number.  It’s just that 40 seems so, well, grown-up.  I feel like I should have my life in order and have things together, whatever together means.  Instead, I still struggle. I struggle to raise Godly children who I want so […]

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31 Days with the Spirit: Blasphemy

31 Days with the Spirit: Blasphemy

And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the […]

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31 Days with the Spirit: Book Recommendation

Back when I was doing my in-depth study of the Holy Spirit, I toyed with the idea of writing a book.  Then I read Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan and decided there was no need.  What an amazing study in the Spirit!  Here is the Goodreads summary: In […]

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31 Days with the Spirit: Holy Spirit Rain Down

Holy Spirit, Rain Down Words and Music by Russel Fragar Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down. Oh, Comforter and Friend, How we need Your touch again. Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down. Let Your power fall, Let Your voice be heard. Come and change our hearts As we stand on Your word. Holy Spirit, rain […]

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31 Days with the Spirit: Variety

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another […]

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31 Days with the Spirit: Blocking Our Way

I wrote a little bit the other day about being led by the Spirit, but have you ever considered that the Spirit also puts stumbling blocks in our way to prevent us from doing things?  Consider this passage in Acts: ‘Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept […]

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31 Days with the Spirit: Salvation

The Spirit gives us Salvation. But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 2 Thess 2:3 He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal […]

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31 Days with the Spirit: Conscience

For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power,with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction.  1 Thess. 1:4-5 I believe that our conscience is really the Holy Spirit.  He convicts us when we need convicting.  He helps us […]

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31 Days with the Spirit: Help my Unbelief

Do you remember that verse (Mark 9:24) when Jesus is talking to a father of a son possessed by a spirit who says, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”?  I completely understand how he felt. I’ve done a lot of study on the Holy Spirit for the past several years, and while I […]

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