Tag: Heart

What To Renounce

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We have renounced the hidden things of shame . . .  —2 Corinthians 4:2

Have you “renounced the hidden things of shame” in your life—the things that your sense of honor or pride will not allow to come into the light? You can easily hide them. Is there a thought in your heart about anyone that you would not like to be brought into the light? Then renounce it as soon as it comes to mind—renounce everything in its entirety until there is no hidden dishonesty or craftiness about you at all. Envy, jealousy, and strife don’t necessarily arise from your old nature of sin, but from the flesh which was used for these kinds of things in the past (see Romans 6:19 and 1 Peter 4:1-3). You must maintain continual watchfulness so that nothing arises in your life that would cause you shame.

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My Mom

Happy_Mothers_Day My Mom did not grow up into a perfect loving home. She was raised by her Mom because she lost her Dad at age 10.

She ended up meeting my Dad at Gino’s restaurant one day and never looked back. They ended up getting married and having my two older brothers in between my Dad being in the Navy.

My Mom poured her heart and soul into all of us. In 1972 my Dad gave his life to the Lord and my Mom followed suit soon after. God gave my Mom a loving heart to start out with but his love perfected her love for all of us and made it that much stronger. Whether it was packing our lunches or just doing laundry, she did it all with a happy heart. We knew that she loved us, not because of what she did, but how she did it. (more…)