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NO OTHER WORD FOR GRACE

July 2, 2010Read: Romans 6 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our lord." --Romans 6:23

Before high-tech ventilation systems, coal miners used to send a caged canary down into the mine to help detect dangerous and lethal fumes. As long as the canary kept singing, the coast was clear. Silence meant danger and the nearest way out.

We don't have canaries leading us each day, but we do have the Holy Spirit. We hear His warning and sense his guidance. It's when we disregard Him that we end up in the dark, in deep trouble or in dire need of an exit.

But as it turns out, He never let go in the first place. Our fall will never exceed His grasp. Like mom used to sing, "There's no other word for grace, but amazing."

Lord, we love you. Thank you for your daily, amazing grace. And thank you for your Spirit that leads us and guides us. Where would we be without you? Amen.

--J.P.

A HEALTHY 4TH

Well, it's time to break out the barbecue and enjoy friends and family. But just like our freedom wasn't free, what we eat and how much of it has a price. But there are many ways to have fun, eat great, and still watch your weight. Folks, this week we didn't hold back our message and mission of creating healthy habits for you and your loved ones. As you celebrate America, make smart choices. Load up on the meats before diving into the fats and carbs. Not to say you can't taste everything, just load up on the good stuff before you hit the "good" stuff.

Here are a few smart choices to consider: Barbecue chicken over ribs Flank steak over ribeye Turkey burgers over hamburgers Turkey hot dogs over beef franks Sweet potato fries over french fries

HAPPY 4th OF JULY AND WE'LL BE BACK HERE ON TUESDAY JULY 6TH!