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About aliveintheword

Missouri, USA Married to Marty, 45 years 2 sons (with 2 daughers-in-law) and 2 granddaughters Life dedicated to serving Jesus Christ and delivering the Good News

Living in an Assumptive World

Originally posted on ChristianBlessings:
We live in an assumptive world. We believe in promises. Far too often we are disappointed. Think for a moment how much our world depends on assumptions and promises. Wear this perfume or get rid of…

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One Flock, Many Folds. Follow the Good Shepherd.

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We’ve all been involved in discussions about the multitude of Christian church denominations. These differences lead to great disputes between denominations and among individual Christians. Those who are not believers or are unchurched watch our bickering…

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Confession of a reformed prostitute (Reblog)

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I’ve recently been asked about my background. Here’s a look at where I’ve been. Thank God and thanks to God I’m no longer there. *********** I confess! I prostituted myself shamelessly. No, I did not sell…

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Accepting Us Where We Are: Jesus Reinstates Peter

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One of the most comforting things about being a Christian is the knowledge that Jesus will accept us as we are and come to us where we are. Perhaps the greatest example of this is when…

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Can we have “shalom” and be at war?

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Shalom… what a beautiful word, what a magnificent blessing. In most of the world “Shalom” is translated into the word “peace.” And peace is conceived as the absence of strife or war. I am sota a…

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How do we handle our doubts? Do they weaken or strengthen our faith?

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The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio We all have doubts about our faith. It’s how we handle them that determines whether our doubts weaken or strengthen us. Let’s look at some men of great faith…

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Our program default is “Me” Galatians 5:16-26

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We, in the USA at least, are consumerist. In fact, at least at the present and even with our current economic situation, the USA is the largest consumer market in the world. Especially in the developing…

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The 3rd day. Women broken, lost.

  I recently published a blog on the reaction of the women who visited the tomb on the 3rd day. But what if it had been different? Before dawn, the two Marys and Solome returned to the tomb with oil … Continue reading

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Companions of the Garden

We are Companions of the GardenIn ancient times, one of the greatest honors that could be bestowed on a person by a king or person of high position was to make someone a “companion of the garden.” Kings or others … Continue reading

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Miracle of miracles – Dead and Alive!

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not … Continue reading

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