Author: Lisa Samra

Most Serious Work

Prayer is not a little habit pinned on us while we were tied to our mother’s apron strings; neither is it a little decent quarter

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Bible memorization is absolutely fundamental to spiritual formation. If I had to choose between all the disciplines of the spiritual life, I would choose Bible

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Sword of the Spirit

This morning, we finished our series on spiritual warfare by looking at the sword of the spirit or the Bible.  I thought one of the

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Childlike Faith

Real conversation in our home this week: Kid:  Mom, I think we should pray about God giving us a [toy]. Mom:  That’s a great idea.

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Prayer Quote

When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the

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The Screwtape Letters

I was reminded at dinner tonight with some friends of this part of The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis.  The Screwtape Letters is the

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Les Miserables Movie

This December, Les Miserables — commonly referred to as Les Mis, is coming back to the big screen.  There are been twelve movie versions in the past (Jim

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Life Together

Armor of God

We must not confide in the armor of God, but in the God of this armor, because all our weapons are only mighty through God.

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Our trip to England was great and Jim got a lot done.  If you have any doubts, see his post from Sunday. But, it was much

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One of the absolute best things about traveling is making new acquaintances. In Cambridge, we had the most delightful tea with Sir Fred and Lady Elizabeth

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Everyday Mercy

Every time you draw your breath, you suck in mercy.     –Thomas Watson, (c. 1620—1686), English Puritan preacher and author

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God Told Me

JIM’S NEW BOOK IS OUT! We weren’t expecting his book to be released until mid-July so we were surprised to get the following picture from

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The Small Group Outtakes

One of my favorite parts of the Life Together series in Ephesians were the “spoof” videos that the worship and media teams made as part of the

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