Contend

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contend: struggle to surmount/ assert something as a position in an argument/ to use earnest efforts to obtain or to defend and preserve/ to strive to convince and reclaim

contend: con=with, tendere=to stretch, to strive

Jude 3 “It was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Continue reading “Contend”

Redeemed

redeemed.jpgRedeem: gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment

We sing about this word in church—“Redeemed, redeemed, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb; redeemed, redeemed, His child and forever I am.” We read this word in the Bible—“But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the Lord thy God redeemed thee thence…”  Continue reading “Redeemed”

Independence Day

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photo by Libby

Having been raised overseas on the mission field, I am still getting used to American holidays and celebrations—the profusion of flags, bunting, banners, catalogues, and toenail polish emblazoning our country’s colors in every direction. Continue reading “Independence Day”