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Without debt?

Without debt?

Imagine: your entire personal financial debt is canceled in a moment. What would happen if you were told today that your mortgage no longer existed? And what if it wasn’t only your mortgage, but your car loan, student loan, and credit card charges as well? How would you feel? Would you be elated, ecstatic, and … Continue reading

Forgiven

Forgiven

Death defeated. Sins forgiven. New life. This is the message bursting forth from Easter. Forgiveness is freely given to us—but we forgive unwillingly. Wrongdoing may be forgotten, but we continue to bear grudges. “He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west,” says Psalm 103:12 (NLT). Or “as far … Continue reading

Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

Do not be afraid. These were the words spoken by the angel to Mary (Luke 1:30). Fear, I wrote earlier this month, can immobilize us and stop us stepping out with God in his purpose to give us, and other people, a hope and a future. Fear can hold us back, but courage helps us live … Continue reading

Rebels

Rebels

Rebels have been on my mind. A high metal fence was being constructed around the running track a few weeks ago. I was exercising and praying as usual when the workmen caught my attention. The signs were ominous and my heart sunk. I knew this meant the track was going to be out-of-bounds for my Prayer … Continue reading

A Proverb

A Proverb

Yesterday was one of those days! I wish I hadn’t had the urge to see what the calendar would reveal. I have this daily tear-off calendar, you probably know about it if you’ve read some of my other blog posts, that displays a Bible verse each day. Some days I enjoy the verses printed on … Continue reading

What’s better than fine perfume?

What’s better than fine perfume?

A good name is better than fine perfume. Ecclesiastes 7:1 Today, I am wearing my favorite fine perfume—Chanel Mademoiselle. When I wear it, I usually get comments like, “You smell so good.” But the scripture above tells us that a good name is far better than a nice smelling perfume. My name, Rachel Britton, is a … Continue reading

Enjoy your life!

Enjoy your life!

There’s a pithy little acronym that is very popular in youth culture at the moment. My teenage daughter introduced it to our family some time ago. Now, with three teenagers in our household, the phrase is used frequently and light-heartedly. The term has even rubbed off on me, and I have to admit it pops … Continue reading

Good news for everyone

Good news for everyone

For this Christmas season, I first pictured our December petit four as bold and eye-catching among our other delicate desserts: a dazzling gold bow atop beautiful, smooth red fondant draped delicately over the sides of a sponge cake. But although our Christmas petit four is indeed very attractive, it does not sit brightly in the … Continue reading

Supporting each other

Supporting each other

On a recent morning I woke up eager to get to the track at the center of our town, to exercise and to pray. Since the previous night, I had been anxious and wanted to bring my concerns to my heavenly Father. I leapt out of bed, put on my exercise gear, filled a water … Continue reading