Tag Archives: Child of God

Guardians, Adoption, Slavery and Freedom – the difference between law and grace

A couple weeks ago I covered some cases for another judge. It was the Friday guardianship and adoption calendar, an assignment I used to have in my own courtroom but hadn’t seen since I transferred back to a criminal assignment … Continue reading

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Brokenness Made Whole – a woman’s journey to being a pastor

Wholeness By Jane Spriggs   “Children are to be seen and not heard”  was what I heard, and learned…   But you, God, have created me to be an extrovert a shepherd a preacher to lead and feed your people. … Continue reading

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The God Die Thing – a child’s view of the cross

[Today’s guest post is from Cara Meredith, with tender and powerful insights on childlike wisdom, mama bears, and the cross.] *** “Look, Mama! It’s the God die thing.” We’d just gotten off the freeway when he said it. My husband … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones and Names that Hurt – a look at girls and boys and the Bible

[Carolyn Custis James provides today’s guest post comparing the lives of girls and boys in a patriarchal culture with what it means to be a daughter or son of the Living God. This post originally appeared on Carolyn’s blog in … Continue reading

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Rejecting the Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers,     for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9.) Few people like to be out of sorts, let alone to be at odds with someone else, and even worse is feeling that the whole world is … Continue reading

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Childlike ≠ Childish

This is my Father’s world … *** In the on-line video series What Lives Inside (four episodes, 10 to 12 minutes each) Colin Hanks plays Taylor Delaney, the son of beloved puppeteer Pops Delaney whose creations and television show have … Continue reading

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The Child’s Photo Album That Lasts Forever

[Updated from the archives.] *** Frans Hofmeester loves his daughter Lotte. There’s nothing unusual about that. But how he showed that love is out of the ordinary: he took pictures of his daughter from birth to age 14 and then … Continue reading

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Christmas Presents – Never Enough Money

No one can redeem the life of another     or give to God a ransom for them— the ransom for a life is costly,     no payment is ever enough— so that they should live on forever     and not see decay. (Psalm … Continue reading

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People’s Looks and Covers of Books – what’s inside counts

[Adriana Kassner Cunningham, at her blog Classical Quest, touches on fine literature and the fineness of a family campfire, the simplicity of a woodland walk and the wonder of the written word. I am honored to host her today.] *** … Continue reading

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