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Love is: Patient

Sharon Patience 1 Comment


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Last week one of my tweets hit a nerve, in the very best way: Sometimes I think “God is love” gets taken to mean “love is god.” But the difference between them is like a perfect compass, & a broken one. — Sharon Hodde Miller (@SHoddeMiller) September 12, 2016 This tweet wasn’t one of those random thoughts that just pops into …


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Sooner or later, I knew this time would come. Ever since I began my doctoral studies, I have been warned–repeatedly–that everyone hits a wall. Everyone reaches that point when they are tired of the work and they are ready to be done with it. I am at that point right now. For the last two months I have grown tired …

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Sharon Patience 2 Comments

The term “Pharisee” is one that carries exclusively negative connotations. Akin to the labels “hypocrite” and “legalist,” there isn’t much worse in the way of Christian insults. For a lot of us, the term is also an escape hatch. When a fellow Christian behaves in a way that is antithetical to the grace of Christ, we can distance ourselves from …

Be Slow to Anger

Sharon Discipleship, Patience 2 Comments

It’s hard to believe but I have been blogging for over 4 years now! Crazy, huh? And during those 4 years I have been extremely blessed to have gracious and thoughtful commenters. I like to think it’s because my arguments are so compelling and sympathetically written, but it’s probably because most of my blog readers are my friends! Regardless of …

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Sharon Patience, Sanctification, Trust 0 Comments

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