Is It All For Nothing? :: A Look At Matthew 7:21-23

 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:21-23 I never knew you? This passage makes me squirm a little. The idea that I could live my life (or think that […]

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Surrendering As A Child :: A Lesson From a 3-Year Old

“I can’t stop Mom-ma.  I can’t stop.” Those were the words that my precious little Ivy choked out between sobs as I lifted her into her bed. Earlier that evening a meltdown began when I asked her to finish eating her dinner and she refused.  The crumble continued when I would not allow her to have any dessert.  And later, the struggle grew as she fought me to put on her pajamas, attempting to wiggle out of my arms and run, screaming and crying the entire time. At this point she was at full on […]

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