Monthly Archives: March 2012

One sweet day

“Hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”  Romans 8:24b-25 (NIV) Heaven holds a lot for me. As I come to know Jesus more intimately, I long for the day when […]

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Redeeming the influence of Grandma

Note:  In honor of what would have been my grandmother’s 101st birthday today, I’m reposting an entry I made on the PARENtEEN blog in June 2010.   “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power […]

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Why suffering is necessary

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.”  Philippians 3:10-11 Have you ever prayed something like, “Jesus, I want to know you more”?  I’m here to tell […]

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