Category: daily devotions

forgive, forget, focus

Grace and peace today Dear Hearts ❤ This morning I was reminded of three basic tenents of our faith. So…someone may ask, “what is the meaning of Tenent?” tenet • \TEN-ut\ • noun. : a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true; especially : one held in common by members of an organization,…

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an artful season

Grace and peace on you today Dear Hearts Finally, after five and a half months of ? ? ? — I’m back in my studio this week. I’ve painted a couple of studies and ordered several new art supplies (I’ve come to the conclusion that buying art supplies and actually using them are two separate…

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Do you really believe?

Do you really believe that God wants you to have an abundant life? (John 10:10) Do you really believe that God rejoices in your prosperity? (Ps. 35:27) Do you really believe that God wants you to have enough to provide for your family? (1 Tim. 5:8) Do you really believe that you should have more…

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be amazed

And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. Mark 16:6 But at the first signs of dawn on the first day of the week, they went to the tomb, taking with them…

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behold the Lamb

Grace and peace on this Easter weekend Dear Hearts. Today, as we celebrate the two thousand year old miracle of His resurrection, let us think on Christ’s end-time warning to His followers: 7 So they asked him, “Master, when will this happen, and what sign will there be that these things are going to take…

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making progress?

. . . you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11 NLT This morning we read 1 Corinthians, chapters 5 and 6. My take-away was deeper understanding of a couple…

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how are you feeling?

“Courage is not the absence of fear but the willingness to do the thing we fear. Go straight into the furnace or the lion’s den. Were those men out of touch with their feelings or with reality? No. Nor was the psalmist who said, “When I am afraid, I will trust.” There is a big…

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how much?

In our world today there is very little “good news.” Today let’s consider the Gospel. God’s Word always brings Good News. Here at the Cottage I often begin a post with “grace and peace.” It seems obvious to me that many of the New Testament letters either begin or end with “grace and peace.” Apostle…

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be content

. . . be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never fail you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13.5 Christian contentment is a God given gift: a fruit of His Spirit. It is learning to be satisfied with all that God has provided. 22-23 But what happens when we live God’s…

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offended?

And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me. Luke 7:21 Are You Offended At God?by Barry Bennett As we preach and teach the wonderful truths of God’s grace and love, there are those whose current circumstances do not reflect the message that is being shared. For some, the blessings of the gospel…

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