Refiner’s fire and fullers’ soap

Advent is a good time to ask the Lord to refine and make us full so we can readily be used in His service. Like metal or fabric, there is always a preparation process before either are ready for use. As metal needs strength and fabric needs volume, so we need spiritual preparation for the work God calls us to do.

Spiritual Preparation

A few years ago, I came across the Lenten devotional below. As we enter Lent this coming Wednesday, a 40-day period of spiritual preparation for Easter, the church has historically called its members to self reflection, prayer and fasting. Fasting is not only refraining from physical food, but eliminating practices that will in turn, bring us closer to God. I hope these words will inspire your Lenten discipline: FAST from

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Reflecting on Recent Events

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 We treasure these words of spiritual wisdom from Paul’s letter to the Romans. We believe these words are true because they come from God’s inspired Word, but they become even “truer” when we experience the truth of scripture in our own lives. Recently, the Calvary congregation

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