The Lived Out Gospel by Judy Douglass

The young woman who would be my seatmate on a flight from Ghana had a very heavy carry-on bag. The overhead bin seemed full, but the coat of the man in front of us was taking up half of it. He told her that her bag was too big and that was his space. He was rude. She was bewildered. I spoke up, reminding him calmly but firmly that the bin was shared space and his coat could go on top of the suitcase. He grumbled as he lifted his coat out. I helped her lift her bag. Later the … Continue reading The Lived Out Gospel by Judy Douglass

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The Spirit-Filled Life, Part Two

Just one week later, Beverly was radiant. I approached her after the church service. “How was your week?” I asked. “God was so good,” she replied. She had asked God to resolve a long-standing accounting problem at work and it cleared up that day. By Friday, when she normally would deal with the week’s stresses by having dinner and cocktails with friends, she ordered ice tea. “What did your husband think? “It’s funny,” Beverly explained, “but it’s not my husband that encourages my having a few cocktails. It’s me. He hasn’t had a drink in fifteen years! He’s actually said … Continue reading The Spirit-Filled Life, Part Two

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