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Posts Tagged: sacrifice

When Giving Thanks Becomes a Sacrifice

Giving thanks is easy when there’s something tangible for which to be thankful. You know…the sun shines on the day you’ve planned a family picnic, your suitcases land at the same airport as you do after a long trip, you live a “happily-ever-after” life with a loving family and mortgage-free house, everything you do meets… [ read more ]

World-Changing Women

Hey, what’s the deal? I set this devotional to go out early this morning, and just discovered that it’s still sitting in the box. Sorry to anyone who looked for it earlier today. Anyhow….here it is. What qualities characterize a world-changing woman? If I did a survey, the answers might include, but not be limited… [ read more ]

Journal Entry for July 11

Our Romanian team has dwindled over the past day or so. Two flew out of Timisoara, one remained at River of Life to donate his maintenance skills for three weeks. Six of us traveled by van to Budapest where three boarded a British Airways jet bound for Vancouver. And the last three – Gene, Kim,… [ read more ]

"I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go"

Luke 9:57-62 remind me that being a disciple of Christ involves sacrifice. I remember, as a little girl, singing hymns of the faith with lyrics such as, “I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord…I’ll say what You want me to say…I’ll be what You want me to be…” and so on. Those… [ read more ]

A Cover-up

I read today in Genesis 3, where Adam and Eve sinned against God. Verse 7 stood out to me: “…they strung fig leaves together around their hips to cover themselves” after they’d eaten from the forbidden fruit. Fig leaves around the hips, eh? I can almost see the couple cowering in an orchard, trying desperately… [ read more ]