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Love Speaks Daily

The Grace of Rest

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. -Psalm 23:1-3, NRSV Sometimes, all we need is rest. This sounds counter-intuitive to us. The culture of our nation does not allow us… Read More »The Grace of Rest

Trust God’s Grace

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV Have you ever had a time in your life when you just didn’t feel like you knew enough,… Read More »Trust God’s Grace

Grace upon Grace

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth… From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:14, 16 (NRSV) Have you ever received a gift from someone that made you feel like the most blessed person in… Read More »Grace upon Grace

Keep Knocking

For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, “Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.” Luke 18:4-5, NRSV When I grew up in rural South Carolina, the worst thing… Read More »Keep Knocking

What Is Your Yeast?

“Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees…” Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. -Matthew 16:6,12 From the very beginning, there were people who had issues with Jesus. His greatest… Read More »What Is Your Yeast?

Are You Following Jesus?

Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” -Mark 10:21, NIV We’ve probably all heard this passage preached quite a few times. There are many ways to interpret what Jesus meant. Most times, we… Read More »Are You Following Jesus?

Don’t Forget to Pray

He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer. -Mark 9:29, NIV In Mark 9:14-29, we find the story of Jesus healing the boy with the mute spirit.  Imagine you are in the crowd. You are a bystander – not one of the disciples, the scribes, or the father. What do you see? Let’s take a step back and… Read More »Don’t Forget to Pray