today's devotional post

the risk of love
Oct
24

the risk of love

by Mike Wittmer (4 comments)
The Grant Study has followed the lives of more than 250 Harvard graduates for 70 years to learn what makes people happy. It revealed that positive emotions make us more vulnerable than negative ones—in part because they expose us to rejection and heartbreak. One man had received a box of 100 loving letters from his patients when he retired from practicing medicine. Eight years later he proudly showed the box to a researcher and began to cry, “I don’t know what you’re going to make of this, but I’ve never read [them].” “Being loved” is hard for many of us. We need courage... read more »

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the days of a tree . . .

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seeing God’s glory . . .

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fully embrace Gods glory in your life? !’ve pondered this for many years as a Christian believer and—to be honest—I don’t know if I ever truly... read more »

you choose Q: what does it mean to have abundant life?

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Q: What does it mean to have “life and more abundantly/abundant life”? Is this referring to eternal life or better life here and now—as we know it? Or both? I’m hoping it’s more... read more »

more grace . . .

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you choose Q: will God forgive me if i keep on sinning?

Q: Does God continue to forgive if we keep on sinning in the same way again and again? I’m not able to overcome a specific temptation and find myself circling through forgiveness and sin again... read more »

the Bread of Life

by Tom Felten (2 comments)

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you choose Q: what’s the mission of the church?

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Q; What’s the mission of the church?  —Sean

A: The church is a holy priesthood. As a body, it shares the gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost and intercedes with God for an unbelieving... read more »

because Christ suffered . . .

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with all your heart . . .

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sin and grace

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