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Illusions

“…Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.”  – Philippians 2:15-16 A few years ago, my son was invited to a birthday party at a magic shop in downtown McKinney. I would normally drop him off and come back when the party was […]

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Warm Hugs

“Our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and a good hope. May he encourage your hearts and give you strength in every good thing you do or say.” ( 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 ) Do you consider yourself a hugger? I walked into my house […]

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Happy

I said to myself, “Let’s go for it—experiment with pleasure, have a good time!” But there was nothing to it, nothing but smoke. What do I think of the fun-filled life? Insane! Inane! My verdict on the pursuit of happiness? Who needs it? ( Ecclesiastes 2:1-3 The Message ) Happy New Year! It’s a new […]

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The Grinch

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. – Luke 24:30 Our Advent and Christmas sermon series at Table of Grace is called, I’ll Be Home, which captures the warm, idyllic nostalgia of being home at Christmas time. Of course, the […]

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Sounds Like Heaven

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together;    the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion,    and a little child will lead them all. – Isaiah 11:6 It’s officially time for Christmas, which means we can all listen to our Christmas […]

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Frozen

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. – Romans 5:5 I’m not sure who is more excited to see Frozen 2, me or my children. Which works out well since they want to watch […]

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Comparison

“He told his next story to some who were complacently pleased with themselves over their moral performance and looked down their noses at the common people…” – Luke 18:9 You may have heard that one of the most popular social media platforms, Instagram, is beginning to test removing “likes” from its social media posts. The […]

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Refreshed

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. – Proverbs 11:25 We are in the middle of a series at Table of Grace called, “Living My Best Life.” Together we have been discussing the things that can bring about the life we all really want to have. This series is inspired by […]

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Rich

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous […]

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The Audacity

I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. – Luke 11:8 “Prayer is not about changing God, but being willing to let God change you.” This […]

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