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October 3, 2012

What do we do with Sin?

September 19, 2012 What do we do with sin?  For too long this question has been asked only by theologians and scholars as they “pontificate” over spiritual things.  But the people who should be asking this question are those who are currently stewards of God’s grace, desiring that God’s “kingdom will come”—to our nation, to […]

October 3, 2012

Rising Above Sin: The Grace Factor Multiples

Our September 19th, we published a WordBytes entitled, “What Do We Do with Sin?”  Our intent was to show the relationship between our nation’s current social/economic dilemma and “sin.” In response, our guest writer, Bethany Spilde offers encouraging options to address the “elephant in the room”–SIN.  ENJOY! That 6-word question (What do we do with […]

August 31, 2012

What’s Your Role on the Stage of Life?

It’s been said that the “whole world is a stage and everyone plays a part.” Within my immediate family, I am the heroine playing many different roles–wife, mother, daughter, sister.   Some roles I “reheased for”; for the role of wife, there were several callbacks and a few rejections.  The other roles, I inherited on the […]

August 29, 2012

Examine Yourself

This morning I had the opportunity to listen to one of my favorite Christian radio shows. The show is formatted to resemble a Bible study session, where there is an open discussion of a particular Bible passage, character, or faith principle.   Before closing, one of the study member said something that really resonated with […]

August 15, 2012

Faith that Perseveres: THE APPLICATION

 Read Hebrews 11.  All the Faith Hall of Famers “died in faith not having received “the promises” but having seen them afar off were and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth (Heb. 11:13).  The word “promises” is a metonymy for “the things promised.” […]

August 1, 2012

What is Your Eternal Net Worth?

One of my favorite Bible teachers and minister, Alstair Begg, recently chastised us for being more concerned with our IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts) than our IEAs (Individual Eternity Accounts).  That brought to mind a WordBytes teaching I had written a few years ago.  It still has relevancy for those who have “an ear to hear.”  […]

June 13, 2012

Prosperity In The Word

There is much ado in the news this week about Creflo Dollar, pastor of the World Changers Church International in metro Atlanta, and his recent altercation with his daughter.  I found it interesting that most news releases gave special attention to the fact that Pastor Dollar is a proponent of the “prosperity message”, the size […]

June 11, 2012

The Invisible Cross-How do People See Christ in You?

  I recently celebrated my birthday–praise the Lord!  Before the special day, my husband asked what I would like for a gift.  At first I  couldn’t think of anything but then a thought came to mind–a cross necklace.  I had resisted either purchasing  or requesting a cross necklace before but this year I felt differently.  […]

April 25, 2012

WHEN LIFE HAPPENS

What is our response to misfortune?  Why me?  We try to do the right thing, make the appropriate preparation, and make the best choices based on “what we know at the time.”  So what happened?  Life happened.  As inhabitants of fallen world, we are not immune to the affects and experiences which life presents (Eccl. […]

January 25, 2012

As I Look in the Mirror…Remembering MOMA

The occasion–my sister’s 70th birthday.  I rebuked the cold of Cottage Grove, Minnesota to spend this special time with my “Sister Dear.”  How much fun it was to laugh and be silly once again like we did when we were little girls.  We even shared her king-size bed for our five days of true sisterhood. […]

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