Monday, November 26, 2012

God's Faithfulness

"So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! . . . God is faithful . . . He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." (1 Cor. 10:12-13).
Not my faith but God's faithfulness!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Puffed Up or Building Up?

"But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know." (1 Corinthians 8)

How can I avoid becoming puffed up with pride? By loving others enough to give up my own rights for their good. By deferring to others. By being careful that I do not put my own freedom to do something ahead of another person's convictions. To do so not only hurts them but is also a sin against Christ.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stories of Endurance

The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson, is a work that chronicles the departure of millions of blacks from the indignities and injustices of the "Jim Crow" laws of the southern states to the west and north during 1915 to 1970. In particular, it tells the story of three families and their endurance to overcome prejudice in both the south and the large cities where they settled in the north and west. I find their perseverance in the face of inconceivable humiliation and oppression inspiring. (Amie, you would like this).

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