A Singular Sin

This past summer, I taught a class at church on the grace of God using Jerry Bridge’s book, “Transforming Grace.” The title is appropriate because what I learned while preparing for the class was life altering. Let’s talk about sin. You can hardly talk about God’s grace and not talk about our sin. Oh, there’s…

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From the Belly of the Whale

Years ago I attended a Bible study at a friend’s church. The study was about Jonah and the whale. The group leader made some opening statements that revealed her belief that this story was just ‘fiction,’ the other ladies nodding in agreement. I didn’t protest, but just smiled at the leader, feigning agreement, while my…

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Patiently Enduring the Race… and the New Year

Sarah Eshleman

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that…

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Adrift in the Storm

Cole Smith

The storm had the quality of chaos that melts one’s courage. Where the orderly world once existed—and the illusion of control—there was the unhinging of helpless terror. Had they ever been ripped by a wind so strong? The boat spun and bucked on the waves like a piece of tree bark, tiny in the midst…

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