Marriage – God’s School of Sanctification

Long-married love puts the lie to pop-culture’s glorification of  “young love.” How often does divorce truncate one of God’s better methods of sanctification?  Susan Andrews’ Illusion beautifully describes one of the potential values of a long marriage.   Love is moonlight, And marriage is daylight, And none of us stands the exposure too well; And […]

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Reading List and Bible Study Resources

Dr. Jerry Nelson Bible Software: I highly recommend “Logos.”  Many software packages come with commentaries and other devotional works as part of the package.  A reader should note that the other materials are not necessarily theologically sound.  Instead of uncritically reading such commentaries, it is probably better to select authors you are more likely to […]

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Pacifiers and Trust

Pacifiers and Trust Stephanie Nelson Graybill I need to take away my daughter’s pacifiers. She’s 3 years old now and still wants those nasty, rubbery things when she goes to bed. The color is even changing to a strange orange-like color, confirming to me that the pacifiers need to go. She used to have 4. […]

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A Mothers’ Day Blessing

Mothers’ Day Blessing Dr. Jerry Nelson www.Soundliving.org Chinese author Lin Yutang wrote, “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” Our God has said, “Honor your mother..!” Today we honor and bless those women who are and who desire to be mothers. “Almighty and gracious God, we pray to you […]

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Faith AND? Repentance

“The Relationship of Faith and Repentance in Christian Conversion” Dr. Jerry Nelson www.soundliving.org See the following suggested prayers for salvation (emphases added): Prayer in Billy Graham’s Steps to Peace with God 2008 Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I […]

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