The only sacrifice God accepts for our sin is the sacrifice that He has provided. Abraham’s near sacrifice of his son Isaac validates this, as God stopped Abraham from taking Isaac’s life and provided the Ram as a substitute instead. Abraham’s faith in God is what saved him, Isaac, and us personally when we accept this personal substitution […]
Caleb’s Crossing Geraldine Brooks 2011 Historical Fiction Discussion Questions ★★★★★ Set in the latter 1600’s, Caleb’s Crossing took the highly intellectual women in my book club on an engaging adventure all our own. Mrs. Brooks’ vivid account of the life of Bethia Mayfield, a Puritan young girl growing up in the newly settled Martha’s Vineyard, […]
The #1 Rule in sports is don’t blame the refs. As a basketball coach, when games come down to the wire, I would normally tell my players and parents, “This is our doing. That last play wasn’t the deciding factor. If a game is so close to the wire, you can usually look back and […]
Have you ever had a defining moment in your life that changed you forever? Maybe you connected with a person that rocked your world, and you were never the same again? These special people were like substitutes. Substitutes are a person or thing acting or serving in place of another. Substitutions happen all the time. During basketball games, athletes sub in for each other to […]
There is no substitution for the REAL thing.
“It is no longer I who live but someone else who lives inside of me…A Substitution of blood on my behalf so that I can live again so that the deception in my body would die. As a skeptic and a magician I fully believe, I fully believe, not only who God is, but what He did for me. […]
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Transition: movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change. Have you ever been in a transition period in your life and wondered “God, are you still there?” Perhaps you have had to transition to a new job, a new city or a new church. Maybe you’ve had to […]
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ― Maya Angelou
Don’t fear the transitions in life; remember that God’s presence and power is always with us and waiting for us on the other side.