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Trois minutes with Stephanie - in Christ: dead or asleep? Aug 28, 2021

How will we, as believers, experience death? What does Paul mean when he teaches that Jesus' death killed death, so we can experience His resurrection life?

Jesus conquered death. When Paul teaches that Jesus died and that we, as believers, "fall asleep," he does not deny the emotional earthquake...

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Trois minutes - on Peter's THREE! Aug 28, 2021

God had Peter on speed-dial. Ever wondered how God customizes His way to communicate with each one of us? With Peter, He used the number 3 quite a bit. Three! Trois! Three! It was Peter's magic number, God's speed-dial for His apostle.

How do you hear His sweet whisper in your life?

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Trois minutes - Approved! Aug 28, 2021

We are approved of God! I love to ponder words. Their origins, their meaning, and how they get translated in various languages. So, today we'll ponder the jaw-dropping meaning of the word "approved" in the original Greek. Because, my dear, we are approved of God!

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Trois minutes with Stephanie - A cloud upload for a Spirit download Aug 28, 2021

Trois minutes with Stephanie! Trois means 3 in French. In this new series, I venture out to give you a three-minute nugget weekly. Join me as we dig deeper into our faith and fall in love with Jesus! In this first one, we're looking at Pentecost, and how Jesus uploaded to the cloud so the Holy...

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The cloud Aug 28, 2021

 

In Acts 1, we read of Jesus ascending to the father in the cloud.

It's not just your usual water particle cloud. See, a cloud in the Old Testament was often a symbol of the presence of God. Mount Sinai was enshrouded in mist when Moses went up to meet with the Lord. A cloud pillar guided...

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The glory Aug 28, 2021

The light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the Face of Christ Jesus.

That's what God says He reveals to us (2Corinthians 4:6).

I love cultures. Paul, too. In his concise statement, he includes all the cultures of his day. He starts with light, as we saw in this post. He continues with...

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The knowledge Aug 28, 2021

The light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the Face of Christ Jesus.

That's what God says He reveals to us (2Corinthians 4:6).

I love cultures. Paul, too. In his concise statement, he includes all the cultures of his day. He starts with light, as we saw in this post. He continues with...

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The light Aug 28, 2021

The light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the Face of Christ Jesus.

That's what God says He reveals to us (2Corinthians 4:6).

I love cultures. Paul, too. In his concise statement, he includes all the cultures of his day. He starts with light.

The light. Light, as opposed to...

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The Face of Christ Jesus Aug 28, 2021

I have a new favorite verse.

God has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the Face of Christ Jesus. (2 Corinthians 4:6b)

The Face of Jesus. His presence. His intimacy. Getting to know Him more--and reveling in the joy of knowing He knows us intimately,...

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Why you've faced this month Aug 28, 2021

I've shared with you what you told me of the hardships you faced this past month, and the words I heard describing how you faced it all.

Now I want to tell you what you told me about why you've faced it all. Why did you endure? Why didn't you give up--on you, on your loved ones, on life, and on...

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How you've faced this month Aug 28, 2021

I shared in my previous post what you shared with me of what you faced this past month.

I want to tell you what you told me of HOW you faced it all. So, here are some other words that I heard this month:

Hope. Surrender. Peace. Trust. Future. Perspective. Loved. Surrounded. Not alone. Family....

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What you've faced this month Aug 28, 2021

I have seen a lot this past month. I am blessed with an unspeakable privilege as part of my life calling as a teacher of the Word: ladies open up to me and share their struggles with me. They want prayer, or word of encouragement, or simply someone who will listen to them. I am honored beyond...

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Hallo! Hola! Hello! Aug 28, 2021

Parenting is hard work.

I've been blessed with unexpected rewards lately. Case in point, my 14-year old daughter came into my room the other day to thank me. Thank me for forcing her to study French grammar daily, for years and years, as I homeschooled her in French.

You read that right. She...

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The gift of December 26 Aug 28, 2021

Christmas is over.

As a child, I remember hating that the clock was wound back and it was a whole three-hundred-and-sixty-four days' wait. AGAIN.

Not fair.

Now I love December 26. It's usually a very peaceful day, full of new memories and pregnant with hope. It's the beginning of a new year. Some...

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The gift and the tree Aug 28, 2021

At Christmas time, it makes sense to talk of gifts and trees.

But what if I told you that Heaven will boast a Gift and a Tree?

Jesus is the gift we celebrate at Christmas time. God became incarnate; the immortal Word took on flesh and became human. Jesus is our gift because God gave Him to...

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The gift of "no exceptions" Aug 28, 2021

Advent is unlike any other time of year.

It's whimsical.

Or it's crazy busy.

We get to choose.

Don't let the world tell you the opposite: we DO get to choose how we will spend our time this Advent season. We still get the same amount--24 hours each day. No more, no less.

I love to...

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