Who is Mephebosheth and why are we like him?

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God’s free gift of grace, to me, is. . .

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He just loved her

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Loving people where they are

Editor’s Note: When I read this post on Shannon’s blog, I left her a comment saying everyone needs to read this message. In my opinion it goes to the heart and soul of the solution to many of our world’s social ills.  Enjoy.

By Shannon Moreno
Blogger over at Revelations in Writing

Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.”The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?” Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” – (John 4:7,9-10)

I so appreciate this exchange between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. He models for usshannon 3 how we can break down social and cultural barriers, and approach people where they are. Though society would have deemed her unworthy – to acknowledge, let alone speak to – Jesus approached her directly and spoke to her face to face. He was kind, honest, and offered the hope she had so long been looking for. As followers of Christ, we are called to do likewise. Our job is to break down barriers that society deems necessary, and show the world that they are not. We must touch the “untouchable“, love the “unlovable“, give voice to the silent, and meet the needs of those without. So many are misunderstood, misrepresented, and labeled as a result of their circumstances. May we be the ones who answer the call to love our neighbors as Christ has loved us – no barriers, no limits, just love.

Shannon is a long-time devoted blogger since 2011. I read her thought-provoking posts regularly. Shannon is a career teacher and coach and is raising two teenage boys. which in and of itself is a full time job. Read her posts on her blog at https://revelationsinwriting.wordpress.com

I could get a PhD in “STUPID”

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Break the law. Oh, Please, break the law

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The cow jumped over the WHAT?

Can you imagine what life would be like for us if God didn’t show us His grace and mercy each day?

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Meekness is not weakness

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My sin; His grace

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Misery, meet Mercy

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When Will The Rapture Be?

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If only . . .

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I Had A “Nappy” New Years

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Best If Used By . . .

I reached for a can of green beans in the pantry recently to heat up for supper. Ibest if used by was glad I flipped the can over to look at the “Best if used by” date. We should have eaten those beans I grabbed two years ago.

I have to admit sometimes the “Best if used by” date slips past our scrutiny. Weeks, months, even a few years for that can of beans, past the “Best by” date render the food useless, maybe even harmful if we consume it. We need to be vigilant and continually check the “Best If Used By” on all the food we fix.

Aren’t you glad God’s grace and mercy don’t have a “Best if used by” date? We will never hear Him say, “I’m all out.” His supply of both never stops. No matter what we do, who we are, or where we go.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

God’s grace is inexhaustible. It is always available and always flows freely from God’s eternal fountain of grace.

Do We Understand Forgiveness?

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A Distorted View Of God

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Grace

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“Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when, year and year, the longed-for perfection does not appear, when the old compulsions reign within us as they have for decades, when despair destroys all joy and courage. Sometimes at that moment a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a great voice were saying, ‘You are accepted. You are accepted, by that which is greater than you, and the name of which you do not know. Do not try to do anything, do not perform anything, do not intend anything. Simply accept the fact that you are accepted.’ If that happens to us, we experience grace.” (Paul Tillich)

The Grace, The Bad And The Ugly

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I Fought The Law And The Law Won

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+ELS–Awesome Law Week On For His Glory

What a blog post line up next week on For His Glory!

Monday, February 18 — I Fought The Law And The Law Won

Tuesday, February 19 — When Jesus Broke The Law

Wednesday, February 20 — Big Bad Mr. “If”

Thursday, February 21 — What If No One Saw The Lily?

Friday, February 22 — What Is The Law And Why Do We Have It? Part I

Monday, February 25 — What Is The Law And Why Do We Have It? Part II

We’ve got a great week of God’s Truth posts lined up next week on a critically important topic in God’s Word. Those who are seeking Continue reading

My New Year’s Resolution: Make No New Year’s Resolutions

New year’s resolutions are useless to me. I’ve never kept one past January 20th. So I stopped making them years ago.

I know. I know. You’re saying that by saying I’m not making any New Year’s resolutions, I’m making a resolution. I’ll let you language mavens wrestle with that one.

However, I do have some things I’m hoping for in 2013.  My men’s Bible study leader asked us these two question Continue reading

Does The Church Draw People, Or Drive Them Away? Part 2

This Is A True Story. What Would Your Church Do?

What if a very attractive, distinguished, articulate woman, with a husband and two children, came to your church several times and finally decided to join? Continue reading

See, I Am Doing A New Thing


 Two things in life I can’t do without: 1) my glasses, and 2) my TV remote.  I must know  where both are at all times.  One day I couldn’t find the  remote. When I lose something,  the first thing I do is blame Marie. When  I retrieved my Continue reading