Today’s Truth

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.

John 6:38

Friend to Friend

Growing up we played silly games. Fun games that connected strands of strangers and tethered them to a specific time and place with a memory. One of those was the cookie jar game.

It’s probably more of a chanty thing. You remember.

Crowd: “Amy stole the cookie from the cookie jar!”

Amy: “Who me?”

Crowd: “Yeah, you!”

Amy: “Couldn’t be!”

Crowd: “Then who?”

Amy: “Elise!”

Crowd {redirected}: “Elise stole the cookie from the cookie jar!” … and the game went on to never really gather the cookies that were stolen. Who thinks these things up? Why can’t we just pass around the cookies and eat them with milk instead? I hear your “Amen.”

Sometimes I think that those of us who are Jesus lovers play the cookie

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Today’s Truth

The Lord is my Shepherd; I have all that I need.

Psalm 23:1

Friend to Friend

Flutter. Flutter. Bang! Flutter. Flutter. Bang! Momma and Papa Bluebird danced in front of our sunroom windows, trying frantically to break through the glass barrier. Time and time again they banged their feathered heads against the panes. What were they pursuing? Where were they trying to go? What had caught their eye? Why were they so persistent? I wanted desperately to help them solve their dilemma, but I couldn’t figure out what the dilemma was.

After three days of this featherbrained, frenzied activity, I decided to put myself in their position, get a bird’s-eye view, and examine the situation from their perspective. I stepped out onto the patio, stood in front of the windows, and there it was. In

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Today’s Truth

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

Romans 1:16

Friend to Friend

I have been a follower of Christ for many years. God has blessed me beyond measure. I often look at my husband and say, “I don’t get it. Why would God choose a little nobody girl from Brownwood, Texas to do the things He has allowed me to do in ministry?” My husband always smiles and says, “It is just God’s grace and favor, honey.”

I don’t deserve God’s grace and favor. His unconditional love slays me. The forgiveness with which He delivers me from my frailty astonishes me every day. I owe Him everything … and it is time for me to say so.

Yes, I have been doing that for many years. But it is time for me

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"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well…" 1 Thessalonians 2:8