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Making Home

By lisa rippy / February 23, 2024

When it comes to the special projects in our home, it had to be creating a dining space that took the most “Rip work!” We wanted the dining space to have a look and invitational feel to it like what you’d experience in an old southern antebellum home that’s been…

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“Yet Hates…”

By lisa rippy / February 23, 2024

Yet hates … (1 John 2:9) I can remember the day I was sitting on our sofa at home, study Bible in my lap and coming to 1 John 2:9. I just couldn’t breeze on over to verse 10 because of these two words that stopped me right there  –…

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Because God is Always In Control

By lisa rippy / February 22, 2024

Susan called. Because God is always in control.   Susan Marquez is a freelance writer. She called one day wanting to write an article about our personal home renovation. She said her editor wanted to spotlight a home for their holidays publication without focusing on decorations, but traditions…not on “another…

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Joy Restored

By lisa rippy / February 19, 2024

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…,” John 10:10. Definition of the word “steal” – take (another person’s property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it. So, when Scripture says the thief (Satan) comes to “steal,”  he can NOT take what we inherited…

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Apostasy – The Great Tragedy of Professing to Following Christ, Yet … Not

By lisa rippy / February 8, 2024

Many people profess to follow Christ, yet don’t display the fruit of that confession in their lives. Others leave the faith altogether, some after years of church involvement. This is apostasy. Apostasy, from the Greek word apostasia, means “a defiance of an established system or authority; a rebellion; an abandonment or…

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Love Keeps No List of Wrongs

By lisa rippy / February 6, 2024

“Love keeps no record of wrongs.” Some Bible translations says, “Love thinks no evil.” The word literally “thinks no evil” is the Greek word logizomai. And that word is an accountant’s word; it literally means “to keep a mathematical calculation.” It is the word that is used in a ledger…

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Such a Special Place

By lisa rippy / January 29, 2024

This is my most treasured corner in our entire home. It may not look like a whole lot, but it’s the place where I begin every new day with Jesus. I wake up early while it’s still dark outside and make my way to this little corner. Before Rip bought…

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Why Sunday Is the Lord’s Day

By lisa rippy / January 25, 2024

Do you know the difference between the Sabbath and the Lord’s Day, as far as what the Bible teaches us about them?  Dr. John MacArthur teaches, (in this video message titled, “Why Sunday Is the Lord’s Day”),  the day of the week that is to be recognized as the Sabbath,…

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Has Anyone Ever Said Something Unkind to You or About You?

By lisa rippy / January 25, 2024

It’s my prayer that you will be encouraged and strengthened through this article written by R.C. Sproul – _________ Has anyone ever said something unkind to you or about you? I think we all have had that experience. Becoming victims of slander or malicious gossip can be difficult to bear.…

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Taking the Mystery Out of Knowing God’s Will

By lisa rippy / January 12, 2024

Last week, as I was making a couple of devotional posts on this website, I made a mistake. The margins of the post were not aligned properly so that the text would view correctly on a mobile phone. Formatting for a monitor screen and formatting for a mobile phone are…

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