Posts tagged Elaine
Who's That Guy?

Have you ever heard of Melchizedek?  Melchize-who, you ask? And more importantly, why does he matter?

In Genesis 14, after Abraham (at the time called Abram) wins an important battle, he has a brief interaction with a king and priest named Melchizedek.  Reading about this interaction in Genesis only, it is easy to gloss over the passage with an attitude like this: 

“…There is this king, who is also a high priest.  His name is Melchize-something.  Abram gives him a tenth of the spoils from his victory… cool, I guess?  Whatever, moving on…”

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When My Husband Sins

So, what should you do when your spouse asks you to sin?  What should you do when your spouse admits his sin openly to you, but he asks you not to tell anyone?  What should you do when you know your spouse is secretly sinning, but you decide to look the other way?  What should you do when you realize that you were helping your spouse continue in sin unknowingly?  

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Hope in Despair

Hope.  What is hope?  As a Christian, our hope is the joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation.  It is a living hope, because the Lord has brought us from death to life and we have the promise of an inheritance with Christ that can never perish, spoil or fade.  While we are still on this earth, we will face suffering, pain, heartache, trial and tribulation.  There is no way to avoid it.  But in the midst of these, we can still have hope. 

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Dear 17 year old self

Dear 17-year-old self,

Do you know that you are loved?  I don’t think you do.  In fact, I know you don’t.  You recently received a letter from your Father.  I am writing in support of this letter.  He told you that you are deeply loved beyond your wildest imagination.  I know you’ve been hurt.  I know the pain that still pierces your heart.  You have experienced things in life that no child should ever have to go through.  But you are more than these wounds.  And this love?  It will heal and restore these wounds, if you let it in.  It’s easy to be prideful and stubborn.  It’s easy to think that no one can love you.  But your heart is safe with Him.  He will never leave you...

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