Romans 5

Rock-Solid Hope for the Weary

June 26, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman According to my due date, we’ve only got about a month left before we meet our baby “on the outside.” Despite this short time frame, when I feel the aches of physical pain or emotional stress I feel like those particular challenges will be forever. The hope that comes from “just hang […]

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Rejoicing in the Mess

January 17, 2013 Devotional Mundane
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by Christina Fox It was a busy day as usual around my house. We had home school followed by the boy’s after school activities, a few errands, and then sports. By the time evening came, everyone was tired. Or so I thought. After putting the boys to bed I had to return to their room […]

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Comfort in All Seasons

October 20, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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One of the Holy Spirit’s “jobs” is to comfort the saints. One of the ways he does this is by communicating God’s love. Here’s a brief meditation from John Owen on this subject: “The Holy Spirit pours out the love of God into our hearts (Rom. 5:5). That is, the love of God for us, […]

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Sharing your “born again” birth story

July 23, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman “And Mommy was standing at the sink doing dishes when all of a sudden there was water all over the floor…” And it wasn’t from the sink! “That’s right. Then we knew Baby Aliza was on her way.” My 5-yr-old loves to hear birth stories and coming home stories. Her current favorite […]

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Fear of man and zombies

July 13, 2012 Devotional Mundane

by Kristen Narara Have you ever looked at the “before and after” photos of people in magazines who have lost a considerable amount of weight or used some miraculous anti-aging cream? Did you ever notice how they look absolutely miserable in the before photos and in the after shot they look as though they are […]

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Easter outfits and the gospel

April 6, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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Every year my husband and I give our children a new outfit to wear to our church’s Easter gathering. This tradition gives us a special opportunity to share the gospel with our kids! We wrap up the clothes as gifts and they open them on Good Friday. I write this Bible verse on the heart-shaped […]

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Husband of ONE wife

March 27, 2012 Sanctifying Relationships
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When you got married your husband might have really married two or three women: 1 – The woman he thought he was marrying, 2 – The woman he really married, and/or 3 – The woman who God is growing you to be as he conforms you to the image of his Son   Lord willing, […]

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Bed Time Craziness

November 22, 2011 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman I heard someone define “crazy” as doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. In light of this definition, I wonder if my children are delusional. Every night I give the announcement: “Time for bed.” And every night these three monosyllabic words signal the beginning of anywhere from 5 to 55 […]

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The Gospel and Fairy Movies

October 2, 2011 Devotional Mundane
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by Priya Samuel My husband is very fussy about the movies our boys watch– especially girly ones. So you can imagine my surprise when we saw ‘Ella Enchanted’– a movie about whimsical fairies and princesses. When the show was over, my husband was pleased because we ended up having a theological discussion with the boys. […]

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