Withering off the Vine

 I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch …

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Living a Life of Love

In this culture, do we really know what love is? Do we even know what it looks like? Do we know what it is to have someone admirable to imitate or aspire to be? What is it like to be a dearly loved child? And do we know what true sacrifice is? In a culture …

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Remembering His Suffuring and Our Calling

To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in His steps. ~ 1 Peter 2:21 ~ “We are little Christs, not just Christians.” This is something my pastor said a long time ago, and it is quite true. I think a lot of the time …

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The Mirrored Heart

We have all done it. We look in the mirror before we run out the door, and no sooner do we get in our car that we forget what we looked like. Maybe there was a smudge of makeup on our face, or a hair that was out of place. Perhaps we even forgot to …

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