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Author: David

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

Are there words in any language that can adequately communicate the depths and nature of God’s love and grace towards us? Tonight was beautiful. Call me silly, but for so many years I have looked forward with longing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the love of my life. I know perfectly well that there is nothing in and of this day itself that makes it more holy or divine. I know it is a day that sits alongside every other day in the year. But somewhere deep in my heart, for whatever reason I may never really understand, I...

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He Lavishes Grace

“For from His fullness, we have all received, grace upon grace.” (John 1:16) God’s love stories are the best because they are infused with His character and love and goodness and faithfulness; they are rooted deeply in Gospel-grace. This past year has been a whirlwind of experiencing God’s grace and mercy through not only various trials and tribulations, but also through seasons of great joy and peace. In His kindness and favor, He brought the most beautiful young woman into my life and a little over two weeks ago, I asked her to marry me– Stepping back about thirteen...

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Honor Your Father and Mother

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12) As a child, there was no room to argue against the command to honor my parents. It was clear that I was to be obedient and respect them. But as an adult, the lines became blurred and little by little, the weight and glory of God’s Word began to erode away in my heart. I walked in darkness and did not know the way I was going (John 12:35b). In the pride of my...

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There is Reason for Joy in the Valley

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4) For the past ten years, James 1:2-4 has been a recurring theme in my life. Not that I have at all come to walk in the fullness of joy in every trial, but that it has been a continual reminder to me of how I ought to walk. I am a slow learner. I claimed this...

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