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Choosing My New Shoes – An insight for Lesson 3

It has been helpful for me to think about the idea of getting dressed.  I have the total freedom through the power of the Holy Spirit to “take off the old bedroom slippers” and put on the “new walking shoes”.  The problem is that sometimes the soft old slippers are comfortable. They’re accessible and convenient and I have gone many miles in them. So, I easily slip into them even when I know that they are no longer good for my feet or my balance.  That is when I remind myself that all the while my new walking shoes, while less familiar, are totally supportive, readily available and an incredibly more useful in every way.  So why hold on to the old slippers? That’s a good question.  Lord, please remind me today that you have given me a new and immeasurably better way to “walk”.  You have given me, through the presence of Your Spirit the possibility of having your mind – your thoughts and your attitudes – all day and every day.



Experiencing Mercy – An Insight for Lesson 2

Mercy, mercy, mercy.  It is a great deal more than kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. It is more than leniency, forbearance, or charity.  It is all of those things combined shown to someone who in no way deserves it or will ever be able to repay it. In fact it is only mercy when these traits…Continue Reading

Who’s In Control? An Insight for Lesson 1

Can you say it any better than the translation found in THE MESSAGE – Romans 8: 12 – 15. “So, don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent?  There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all.  The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and…Continue Reading