"And when he thought thereon, he wept."—Mark 14:72 It has been thought by some that as long as Peter lived, the fountain of his tears began to flow whenever he remembered his denying his Lord. It is not unlikely that it was so, (for his sin was very great, and grace in him had afterwards … Continue reading And when he thought thereon, he wept.
by Lynn Cowell “Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.” Ephesians 4:14 (NLT) Climbing the stairs, it felt like I … Continue reading Courage to Be the True You
A lot of the debate over divorce has to do with the way we interpret and handle Jesus’ teaching on the subject. In Matthew’s Gospel, for example, the Pharisees come to Jesus for a decision and they are trying to trick him into speaking against the law of Moses. They ask, “Is it lawful to … Continue reading Are there any biblical grounds for divorce, and if so, what are they?
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 (NIV) We have two cats at our house: twin gray tabbies named Sam and Bo, adopted from an animal shelter. … Continue reading The Prodigal Cat
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
The heart refers to the mind, the source of thinking, feeling, and action.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Conformed means “to form” or “mold.”
World is the normal word for “age” or “era”.
Instead of being molded by the values of this world, we, as believers, should be transformed, that is, changed by the renewing of our mind.
Spiritual transformation starts in the mind and heart. A mind dedicated to the world and its concerns will…
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Historically, special estates are given names. For example:
- Sadis House (Great Expectations, Charles Dickens)
- Grey Gardens (Long Island home of the Bouvier Beales)
- The White House (Home of the United States President)
Much like a boat or a child, naming something makes it unique and set apart. Now that I’ve officially been a homeowner for two months (yay!), I want to name my house.
I woke up wondering what I could call this humble abode. This place that saved me from an single room apartment on the wrong side of town.
As I was researching ideas to revamp old patio furniture and upcycle items, it came to me. My home is where I:
- Gave up the life I had before to follow Christ.
- Brought my daughter after she was born in the hospital.
- Started Real as the Streets Blog.
- Was sought out by members of my current, permanent Church.
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For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. —Psalm 30:5 God is the God of all comfort (see 2 Cor. 1). Even when he deals harshly with our sin and rebellion, it is for our good. It will … Continue reading Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning
There she stood in the garden. She was beautiful, intelligent and confident. There was no need for a crusade for her rights. There was no need for a protest. She had no use for greed, she was the richest women to ever walk the earth. Everything in the garden has been entrusted to her and Adam. The enemy knew that faith and unhindered fellowship with God can’t be defeated. The Serpent is described as crafty and witty. The truth is he has to be. He dwells in darkness. Deceitful spirits especially The Father of Lies have no place in the light. It would be too easy to see clearly and expose him for what he is, a fraud.
The Serpent decides, “I must use what God said some how or call into question His Word. The man and the woman were given everything in the garden.” The fact is they can eat from any…
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Lord I Lift Your Name On High is a song by MercyMe that appears on their album Traces of Rain, Volume 1 which was released on 1996.
This song is a cycle of redemption and it was compared with the water cycle. We should know that God is our Creator. He is our Lord God and as a result we should thank and praise His name on high.
We must praise Him for His unending mercy. Our salvation is from God and He gave many spiritual blessing to us. As a response we must praise His glory. As a Human being we should give Him a truly praise that He deserves. Our Lord is so Good. God is love.
Lord I lift Your name on high
Lord I love to sing Your praises
I’m so glad You’re in my life
I’m so glad You came to save us
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"So foolish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee."—Psalms 73:22 Remember this is the confession of the man after God's own heart; and in telling us his inner life, he writes, "So foolish was I, and ignorant." The word "foolish," here, means more than it signifies in ordinary language. David, in … Continue reading So foolish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee