Continued from Back to Basics, Part 3 Following Jesus is all or nothing. He tells us to follow his commands – all of them, not just the few we feel comfortable following. “My experience of many Christians is that we have it backwards. We want the power to point out sin; we want the credit […]

“You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom. You know how it works. Not everybody has this gift, this insight; it hasn’t been given to them. Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights and understandings flow freely. But if there is no readiness, any trace of receptivity soon disappears.” (Matthew 13:11-12, The Message) […]

Why did Jesus say to love our neighbor? Perhaps a clue to love our enemy? The purpose of our God is to restore.   Why do we make this loving such a chore When we see outcasts adrift at sea? Why did Jesus say to love our neighbor?   Instead of bringing sinners into shore […]

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The theme of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5-7) is Jesus’ call to righteousness. In the commentary section of the NLT Bible, it says (emphasis mine): “Jesus uses the term for moral behavior that conforms to God’s will. Specifically, righteousness is doing the will of God as Jesus reveals it. This ‘revelation of […]

Sunday afternoon and I am slipping away; I am holding on by a thread.   I stopped for groceries on my way home from church and asked a young black man stocking produce if I could give him a hug. He tenderly asked me if I was all right.   Weeping is just below the […]

  My name is not a curse word or a password into heaven. When you say you believe then why not live like you’re My child.   With mud on your face, don’t go to those with a wash cloth to wipe a smudge off their face or gripe about sins different than yours.   […]

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I don’t know about you, but I find the more I hear disparate (and angrily stated) points of view about politics, values or theology, the more I feel my heart and mind under spiritual attack. The more I recall this country’s history, understand and see evidence of our division, the heavier my heart is. Still […]

Allow me to introduce you to Paula Moldenhauer, an accomplished author of fiction and non-fiction books. Paula has also written over 300 articles on parenting, encouragement for moms, homeschooling, marriage and family, and general spiritual encouragement. She has recently published Soul Scents: Bloom, her third in the Soul Scents series of devotionals (there are four, […]


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