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Generosity Begets Generosity

The center of a Christian’s life is a cosmic act of extravagant and infinite generosity. God is willing to spend everything to have us, to love us, and to embrace us. In Jesus, the transcendent Creator takes on the appearance … Continue reading

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How Do You Spell Relief?

When I kept silent, my bones grew old. ~ King David Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the writer of the Sherlock Holmes novels, was quite a prankster.  One day he played a prank on five of the most prominent men in … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Thorn

 …A thorn in the flesh was given to me… And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:7,9 Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others. The real … Continue reading

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Lord of the Storm

A windstorm swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger. They went to him and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he woke up and rebuked the wind … Continue reading

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The Jesus Way

 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:11(NKJV) Joy is not pleasure, a mere sensation, but a pervasive and constant sense of well-being. Hope in … Continue reading

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God as King

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall … Continue reading

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Friends and Monsters

There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 Other than the covenant relationship between a husband and wife no other relationship has the potential to shape us and bring wholeness to our fragmented souls like that … Continue reading

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On Seeing God

Persons rarely become present where they are not heartily wanted. ~Dallas Willard Do you remember the time when Moses was tending sheep in the wilderness of Sinai and saw a flickering fire off in the distance? Moses said, “What’s going … Continue reading

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Are You Who You Want To Be?

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.  Matt 13:44 If a small … Continue reading

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Life with God is an Inside Job

For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. ~ Jesus Is Jesus being meaner than Moses? No, he is saying that … Continue reading

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