Monthly Archives: January 2012

Finding Rest

My favorite book of the Bible is Psalms. Whatever my mood—whether scared, down in the dumps with little hope, feeling like everyone is against me or like I just conquered the world–I can find something in the Psalms that mirrors … Continue reading

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An Appropriate Sacrifice

Several years ago, while struggling with a couple of issues, I imagined sacrificing them to the Lord as a way of ridding myself of them. One was a deeply held desire that I feared would never be fulfilled. Another was … Continue reading

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A Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual act of worship. When you read this verse, does it make … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of a Broken Heart

Last week, I learned that sacrifice involves personal cost. Not just financial but an emotional cost as well. In Exodus 12, God gave instructions on preparing for the Passover. On the tenth day of the first month, each household selected … Continue reading

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Sacrifice Costs

The day after I posted my previous blog, I studied Genesis 22, where God tells Abraham to offer up his son Isaac as a sacrifice. It was to be an act of worship. My first reaction would have been: worship? … Continue reading

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2012: The Year of Sacrifice

I’m not sure where the idea came from to choose a word each year to serve as a theme for the next twelve months. I’ve participated off and on for the last few years. One year, my word was relationships. … Continue reading

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