“More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a...

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Lock-down at Easter

April 5, 2020 Our dear friends, Today is Palm Sunday. Today is also day, well I actually forget which day it is of lock-down. My heart is full. I love the extra time I have had to spend in God’s Word each day. I love getting back into cooking, cleaning, baking. I love...

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Jesus loves me, this I know!

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there is no fruit on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will triumph in Yahweh; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!...

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Merry Christmas!

December 2017 “The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He will reign for ever and ever.’” Revelation 11:15 Dear Friends, I feel like...

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God of Hope

I read the first chapter of Job this morning. I still occasionally think of the things I have lost over the years, especially all the things I left behind in Thailand. But Job lost everything AND all his children in one fell swoop. Yet he said, “Naked I came from my...

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July 20 Message

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body.” Philippians...

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Migration: a turning back

In John Stott's book, "The Birds Our Teachers," he talks about the migration of birds as a type of repentance, a returning back home. He then quotes Jeremiah: 'This is what the Lord says: "When men fall down, do they not get up? When a man turns away, does he not...

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Good Friday

  "Who would have thought God's saving power would look like this? The servant grew up before God - a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was looked down on and...

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November 2016

The world seems to be in chaos. The upcoming election in the US has people confused and angry. Wars, refugees, financial issues and increasing natural disasters cause us to wonder how much longer it will be before our Lord returns. Jesus said in John 14:27 “Peace I...

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Heroes

Lisa Bevere, in a message given in January 2016, quoted A. W. Tozer as saying, "We can be in our day what the heroes of faith were in their day. But remember, at the time they didn't know they were heroes."  The choice is ours to make. God calls each one of us to live...

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