I Have Hope in God :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the in just. This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. (Acts 24:15-16) And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgement to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 8) :: The Children of God (1 John 2:28-3:3)

It’s Tuesday and time to look at another chunk of 1st John. I’m so glad you are here. Have you been following along since week one of Quietly Through 1st John? What have you learned that has made the biggest impact on you so far? Please let me know in the comments below. The Children of God 28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices […]

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Death Precedes Resurrection

by Amanda Conquers I cringe when I go into the doctor and get asked how many pregnancies I’ve had. It’s hard to spit out the bare-naked medical facts of your life that have very complicated emotions behind them. I would much rather just talk about the easy stuff. Two healthy kids. One baby on the way, due July. But my raw medical history is that I have had 8 pregnancies total. Five failed pregnancies. Those numbers lead to those awkward silences or condolences or me feeling this overwhelming need to overexplain. Miscarriage is just hard […]

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