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Judgment Call

After the hurricane passed through this area, I was talking with someone who commented, “God sure is unhappy with our country, isn’t He?” Since it wasn’t a person I knew well, I didn’t want to get into a theological debate – but it did make me wonder about their beliefs. It’s true that God has …

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Waiting with a Purpose

This week in our House to House group’s discussion, 2 Peter 3:9 was brought up: The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (ESV) I have to admit that this verse bothers me …

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The Real Heaven

Written by Dawn Rutan It occurred to me recently how incredible it is that we live in a society that is relatively moral and self-controlled. Having witnessed firsthand the rebellion that leads some people to do stupid things (in this case, a reckless driver endangering pedestrians), it’s actually amazing that the vast majority of people …

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The Truth Hurts

Written by Dawn Rutan I read a few interesting passages this week: Jude 4 (ESV) – “For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” 1 John 4:1 – …

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You Are More

Written by Dawn Rutan This weekend I was reading a couple different books that used the same phrase. The first was a novel by Marianne Evans, in which a character said that her infertility made her feel “less than.” In comparing herself to others, she felt she came up short every time. Mary DeMuth reflected …

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