Tag Archives: Oswald Chambers

The ins and outs of careful infidelity

Jesus sums up common-sense carefulness in a disciple as infidelity. Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body what ye shall put on. (Matthew 6:25) If we have … Continue reading

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a Lighthouse for the sojourner

More often than not, I seem to be aimless.  Maybe I had a plan.  Maybe I impulsively took a step. Either way, as I lay my head on the pillow, I wonder if I was diligent or distracted this day. … Continue reading

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If you’re settling for stagnant…

Our youngest son recently earned a trip to play miniature golf (that’s what some home school moms offer their kids for finishing school by 2:15pm every day).     My oldest son was fascinated, as always, with playing in the water (which is supposed to be off-limits).    But that didn’t … Continue reading

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My Joy…Your Joy

My Joy…Your Joy These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full —John 15:11 What was the joy that Jesus had? Joy should not be confused with happiness. … Continue reading

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Wherever you are, be all there

As I put the final touches on my trip preparation, I am faced with all sorts of uncertainties.  At the last minute, my boys have some issues which need a mother’s touch.  And I want it to be my touch. This hasn’t … Continue reading

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Taking Projects Prisoner

 … bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ . . . —2 Corinthians 10:5 Determinedly Discipline Other Things This is another difficult aspect of the strenuous nature of sainthood. Paul said, according to the Moffatt translation of … Continue reading

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I’m Not Your Friend No More!

I recently had the opportunity to witness the birth of a friendship-breach followed by a harmonious reconciliation (all in the course of fifteen minutes).  Two four-year-old girls, one spunky and one touched with some sassy, were playing in my livingroom.  As the girls entertained themselves, … Continue reading

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