Monthly Archives: August 2012

Grace for the moment ..

August 20, 2012 Grace-Griped will return on September 3. I will be taking my annual August break to recharge batteries and prepare for the Fall. Thank you for all of your encouraging notes and support. It is a privilege to … Continue reading

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Interior design …

August 17, 2012 “Let every detail in your lives — words, actions, whatever — be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.” Colossians 3:17 The Message In Christ, everything about … Continue reading

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The Open Door….

August 15, 2012 “What matters to me most is to finish what God started: the job the Master Jesus gave me of letting everyone I meet know all about this incredibly extravagant generosity of God.” Acts 20:24 What if the … Continue reading

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August 14, 2012 “So, here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life — and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does … Continue reading

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August 13, 2012 “But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of … Continue reading

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Because you were worth it …

August 10, 2012 “Because I am God, our personal God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I paid a huge price for you: all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in! That’s how much you mean to … Continue reading

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Unless…

August 9, 2012 “If God doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks. … Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted.” Ps. 127:1 The Message/New Living Translation God knows all about what work … Continue reading

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Basic living…

August 8, 2012 “Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all purpose garment. Never be without it.” Colossians 3:14 The Message Forgiveness is the … Continue reading

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Very simply … just being yourself…

August 6, 2012 “Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from … Continue reading

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There is no comparison …

August 3, 2012 “Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name, everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.” Acts 10:43 New American Standard What your life “is” in Christ is unlike any of life. By … Continue reading

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