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Valerie Riese

Forgiveness: Learning to forgive as God forgave you

Forgiveness: How to Give to Others as Jesus Gave to You

Let’s talk about the proverbial “F” word of the Bible: Forgive. Go ahead, say it; try not to choke. Does the very thought light a red-hot flame of self-defense? Christians celebrate forgiveness as the greatest gift our Savior died to give us, yet we…

April 5, 2018
Are You Seeking God? Discover The Great "I AM"

Seeking God? Time to Discover the Great “I Am”

Whom Do You Seek? Whether you are looking for a Comforter, a Teacher, a Healer, a Rock… The Lord says: I AM. My favorite woman in the Bible is Mary Magdalene. I think it’s because she’s just as crazy, emotional, and clueless as I…

March 1, 2018
Christmas and the Little Drummer Boy

What the Little Drummer Boy Teaches Us About Christmas

By the time you read this post, I expect you may be stretched out on a recliner, sipping the last of the minty eggnog the kids can’t have, pants discreetly unbuttoned to accommodate for the necessary additional breathing room. Before you drift off into…

December 25, 2017
reaching for Jesus

Reaching for Jesus

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him; that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” (1 John 5:14). When I was 17, my friend’s mother told me to pray to the patron saint of lost items to…

November 27, 2017