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    I Choose You

    “The word of the Lord came to me: I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 139:16 God is speaking to Jeremiah and addressing his insecurities. We all have them, and God sees every one of them. He saw us before we were born and knows every intimate detail about us down to the number of hairs on our head (Luke 12:7). That’s impressive, who knows how many quadrillion hair follicles we have on our head? Whenever I read this scripture verse, I imagine God sitting by a stream of water…

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    The Cost of Love

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 The phrase “Love don’t cost a thing,” is complete hogwash. Love is a choice, and it involves a sacrifice. It costs something. For example, if you give someone a drive home that lives down the street, that works best for you. If you give someone a ride home that lives on the other side of town, that is sacrificial love. Unconditional love – that costs something! Our choices can emanate the love of God, even the smallest of choices that we think…