If Jesus rose from the dead…everything is different!

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  Following Him

Below is a monologue I wrote and performed many years ago. I wrote it as if Mary, the mother of Jesus, is telling someone, early Sunday morning, what she witnessed on Friday, what she remembers about Jesus as a boy and what she thinks about hearing that Jesus rose from the dead. To hear the…..

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What’s so amazing about grace?

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  4 comments  |  Following Him

Dear Reader, I have a confession to make. I only understood part of God’s truth about grace. My misunderstanding kept me dwelling in fear for more years than I can count. If you struggle to understand grace; if you struggle with fear; if you struggle with worry, this post is for you. In Him, Debbie…..

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You are Forgiven!

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  Ephesians

Jesus gasped for air as clouds darkened not only the sky but the hearts and minds of His followers. Blood dripped from His body landing on the ground with a splat.¬†The cross was a bloody mess and it was all to pay the price for my sin and yours. Photo Credit: abcdz2000 via Compfight cc…..

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God has not changed…even though life has.

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  4 comments  |  Following Him

Whatever is going on for you right now…a death, a sickness, a troubled marriage or a troubled teen, or just the doldrums, you must remember this….God has not changed; His plan has not changed and His purposes have not changed. Today I’ve got a serious case of “foggy brain”. Nothing earth shattering is going on……

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What to do about people whose actions disgust us….

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  Following Him

  Do you have “those” people in your life, perhaps at work, neighbors or even family (thank goodness my family is perfect and I never have that problem! ūüėČ ) whose choices and behavior disgust you? Recently I found myself pondering the actions of someone. To be honest, what I was thinking about them privately…..

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This is His

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  3 comments  |  Following Him

¬† What do you cling to with all of your might? What takes all of your strength to keep as yours? What makes you cry out and up and shout all about, “This is mine… This child is mine This un-forgiveness is mine This husband is mine This health is mine This pleasure is mine…..

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You are adopted!

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  1 comment  |  Ephesians

“In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will.” ¬†Ephesians 1:5 Not knowing much about adoption I always assumed that a childless couple who wanted a child, got an agency, took the first child who came up for adoption and that was…..

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God loves you!

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  6 comments  |  Ephesians

The last words my dad ever said to me were, “Debbie, I love you.” Yet I was never sure if my dad really did love me. ¬†He was an alcoholic. ¬†So was my mom. Between the fighting and the drinking and the jobs that he quit and the jobs that he lost and the constant…..

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You are chosen to be holy and blameless

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  Ephesians

“…just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him.” Ephesians 1:4 I have a dear friend whose father horribly abused her in every way you can imagine and probably some that you can’t. Her life was a nightmare because her father chose…..

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You are chosen!

Written by Debbie Dittrich  |  4 comments  |  Ephesians

The captains of the baseball teams would always fight over me…fight not to take me on their team! One would say, “I had her last time, it’s your turn today!” ¬†“No”, the other would say, “I had her last time and I will not take her this time!” I was un-coordinated, un-chosen and almost always…..

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