Category Archives: Life Lessons

Pruning–the Cuts that Clean

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are … Continue reading

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The Formula for Healing

In John 9, there is a man who was born blind. The disciples discussed his case in a scholarly fashion, but they didn’t ask about healing. After all, he was BORN blind.   The text doesn’t say, but perhaps he … Continue reading

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Prodigal vs. Satisfied

I listened to a podcast yesterday that talked about the prodigal son, and it set me musing (again) on that word prodigal. Jesus told the story first, but the word prodigal never appears in the text—at least not in any … Continue reading

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A Leaf in the Snow

A couple weeks ago, the picture on my homemade calendar caught my eye. It’s a striking picture, taken by a dear friend of mine. I wasn’t sure at first why I liked it, but as I looked at it through … Continue reading

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Flourish and Grow Brighter

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,     they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord,     they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, … Continue reading

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Suffering Sharpens the Spirit

Well, my third cup of coffee has disappeared, and I have really done enough of my Bible study for the day, and the morning is nearly gone. I think that I have no excuse to keep sitting here, and should … Continue reading

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Framed

Isn’t it strange how a well-intentioned thing can become a distraction? This morning I was knocked flat by my Bible study. I was finding truth after truth that hit me squarely between the eyes. I was sort of reeling at … Continue reading

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