But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:30

Unshakeable Joy Because of Who God Is

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imageThe devotional that follows, as well as other posts in this series, originally were written for and appeared as anonymous publications in the bulletins of a local church. Considering the joy (no pun intended) which resulted from the composition of this series, and the limited audience to which...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 11:02

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageHow Firm a Foundation

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Saturday, 09 September 2017 08:11

Equipping Eve: Exposition for Women and Productive Boredom

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imageCan boredom be productive? Are being bored and being idle the same thing? Also: Erin discusses how the Bible is filled with women who were students of the Word. What does this mean for us today as women of the Word living in the world? Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping...

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Friday, 08 September 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageSome people hate going to the dentist. Me? I hate going to the eye doctor. Why? Well, for some reason, when people start to talk about eyes or, even worse, show me the pictures of my eye as taken by the OptiMap machine, I pretty much nearly pass out (yep, it's embarrassing confession time). I'm not...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 23:30

Unshakeable Joy in Times of Trial

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imageThe devotional that follows, as well as subsequent posts in this series, originally were written for and appeared as anonymous publications in the bulletins of a local church. Considering the joy (no pun intended) which resulted from the composition of this series, and the limited audience to which...

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Saturday, 02 September 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageBe Thou My Vision

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Friday, 01 September 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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image'Well, Hurricane Harvey has wreaked some massive destruction this week. In times like this, it seems trite and, to some, perhaps even inappropriate, to remind of God's power and sovereignty over even the storms, wind, and waves. I get that. Disaster is not the time to exercise our flowery...

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 00:00

Unshakeable Joy

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imageThe devotional that follows, as well as subsequent posts in this series, originally were written for and appeared as anonymous publications in the bulletins of a local church. Considering the joy (no pun intended) which resulted from the composition of this series, and the limited audience to which...

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Saturday, 26 August 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageJoyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

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Friday, 25 August 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageSo peaceful! The past few weeks have been a dichotomous rollercoaster of stress and delight, uncertainty and hesitancy, doubt and determination. My faithfulness has ranged from unwavering gratefulness to unbecoming grumbling. It has all culminated in a great display of God's care and provision. To...

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Saturday, 19 August 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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image'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

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Friday, 18 August 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageSummoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?” (Luke 7:19) Standing on this side of the cross, most of us of Gentile origin, we may easily overlook this bold question set forth by the disciples of John the Bap...

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Saturday, 12 August 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageHe Leadeth Me

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Friday, 11 August 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageUse it as a vase today, serve lemonade in it tomorrow! I remember a pre-Pinterest world. I remember when people had opinions, likes, and dislikes, and decorated their homes accordingly. Sure, there were trends and fads, but if you didn't like chickens, then you didn't decorate your kitchen with...

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageIt Is Well With My Soul

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Friday, 04 August 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageOne of my worst nightmares has always been that I will be that person who holds up a line boarding a plane. That my boarding pass will cause the scanner to screech and flash red. That I will be left standing in a strange and obnoxious city watching my ride home literally fly away. Well, a few...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 23:00

Crammed Full of the Gospel

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imageI believe that those sermons which are fullest of Christ are the most likely to be blessed to the conversion of the hearers. Let your sermons be full of Christ, from beginning to end crammed full of the gospel. As for myself, brethren, I cannot preach anything else but Christ and His cross, for I...

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Saturday, 29 July 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageCrown Him With Many Crowns

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Friday, 28 July 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageI'm concluding listening through a study of the book of Genesis and, I have to say, I think I am going to miss these people! I have throughly enjoyed getting to know the men and women whose lives are shared with us in this book. Yes, I've read Genesis before, many times. Yet for some reason,...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 22:30

On the Dangers of Distorting God's Grace

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imageThe unrighteousness of men cannot nullify the grace of God. This is a paraphrase from a sermon I recently heard, and I was struck by the importance of this simple truth. And yet, even in its simplicity, it is a truth far too often ignored in some Christian circles. It seems that, in our sweeping...

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Friday, 21 July 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageI bought a power washer. That thing is amazing. My concrete has never looked so clean, and I have never enjoyed cleaning concrete or siding more. The only question is—why did I wait so long to purchase one of these fantastic contraptions? All of that cleaning makes me think of a terrifying p...

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imageimage“The mission of amusement produces no converts.” These words are starkly true, yet today’s evangelicalism sees this “gospel of amusement” spreading more rapidly day by day and year by year. What are the consequences? Click here to listen to this latest episode of Equipping Eve. Further Listening Equipping Eve: Making Abortion Convenien

Friday, 17 June 2016 09:30

This 'n' That

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imageimagephoto credit: Garage Sale Sign via photopin (license) Well, I'm sorry to say that I don't have much availability to draft an introduction for this week's This 'n' That. You see, it's Garage Sale Weekend at my house and as you are reading this, I am in the driveway selling off all of my treasures. Depending, of course, on your definition of &qu

imageimageAn evil is in the professed camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most shortsighted can hardly fail to notice it during the past few years. It has developed at an abnormal rate, even for evil. It has worked like leaven until the whole lump ferments. The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the church that part of

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 08:30

Of Discipline and Diligence

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imageimageNow for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. (2 Peter