Life’s Lessons

 

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart! What has life taught you so far? Today I’d like to share with you John Henry Newman’s answer to that question:

 
I learn, as the years roll onward
And leave the past behind,
That much I had counted sorrow
But proves that God is kind;
That many a flower I had longed for
Had hidden a thorn of pain,
And many a rugged bypath
Led to fields of ripened grain.…

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Let God Do The Talking

Do you know the definition of “backbiting”?

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield with Take It To Heart!

I once thought it meant saying cruel, “biting” things behind someone’s back. But that’s “backstabbing.” Backbiting is biting someone back – after they’ve bitten you. It’s retaliatory. It’s getting revenge. And it’s not acceptable for those of us who love Jesus. First Peter 2:23 says, “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps.…

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Because I Said So

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

“Because I said so!”

It’s a phrase that parents generally try to avoid today. We’re all about seizing those teachable moments and giving instruction, explanation, information – not just commands. But sooner or later it has to be said, because the fact is, we don’t always have time to explain all the whys and wherefores – even if they could understand them – and frankly, we shouldn’t have to.…

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

I think it’s one of the saddest verses in all of Scripture. I know it breaks my heart every time I read it. In Matthew 23, Jesus is preaching in the temple. He is the Messiah, the anointed one, Israel’s long-awaited deliverer. He has come unto His own, but His own will not receive Him. They do not recognize Him.…

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