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Restorative Love

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. – Saint Paul Every congregation is a congregation of sinners. As if that weren’t bad enough, they all have sinners for pastors. – Eugene Peterson … Continue reading

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Breakfast with Jesus

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. – A.W. Tozer What is the emotion that comes to God’s heart when he looks at you? Most people don’t think about that … Continue reading

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Healing in the Fellowship Hall

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 In 2007, my sister-in-law died of complications from cancer. Her memorial service was held at Applewood Baptist Church in the Denver … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Forgiveness

And if the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive.” The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” Luke 17:4-5 “You will know … Continue reading

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Jesus Sees You

When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” Luke 19:5 In this story, it says that Jesus is looking for Zacchaeus, and … Continue reading

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The Strange and the Stranger

Who do you need to make space for that is strange to you? Who is your “hard to love” person? On every street and in every home lives someone who is hard to love. If you look down your street … Continue reading

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My Pastor Friend

This past week I was privileged to spend a week hosting one of my writing and pastoring heros. David Hansen is now retired, but he has led a very wonderful life as a pastor and writer. The thing that struck … Continue reading

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