Author: Arwen McGilvra

Faith and Trust

Faith and Trust

But those who trust the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles soaring upward on wings; they will walk and run without getting tired. - Isaiah 40:31 CEV Trust.  It’s hard to remain connected in a relationship without it.  And without trust...

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Why not start the New Year with a new outlook?

Embracing a New Year

But his father said to the servants, “Hurry and bring the best clothes and put them on him. Give him a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. Get the best calf and prepare it, so we can eat and celebrate. This son...

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With Me, you don’t have to perform.

Divorced from Love

Real love isn’t our love for God, but his love for us. God sent his Son to be the sacrifice by which our sins are forgiven. Dear friends, since God loved us this much, we must love each other. – 1 John 4:10-11 (CEV) Divorce courts...

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With Me, you don’t have to perform.

You Can’t Earn It

I write this, dear children, to guide you out of sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a Priest-Friend in the presence of the Father: Jesus Christ, righteous Jesus. When he served as a sacrifice for our sins, he solved the sin problem for...

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With Me, you don’t have to perform.

Making a Fortune

You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better than we deserve. This is God’s gift to you, and not anything you have done on your own. It isn’t something you have earned, so there is nothing you can brag about. –...

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With Me, you don’t have to perform.

A Good Love Story

When we were utterly helpless, with no way of escape, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners who had no use for him . . . But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for...

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With Me, you don’t have to perform.

No Separation Possible

I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ...

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With Me, you don’t have to perform.

The Need to Perform

God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He...

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