Tag Archives: spiritual formation

Holes to Heaven

Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!…Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues… Revelation 18:2,4 Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and … Continue reading

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The Jail

While Joseph was there in the prison, the LORD was with him.  Genesis 39:20 I sat down on a cold plastic chair in a four-foot-wide room; a thick barrier of Plexiglas spanned the table to the ceiling. Tender names of … Continue reading

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The Loss

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. ~ Job Bridge to Terabithia is a story of a special friendship between a young boy and girl. Although from different backgrounds, their hearts … Continue reading

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Misunderstood

I say to the Lord, “You are my God;     give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications.” O Lord, my Lord, my strong deliverer,     you have covered my head in the day of battle. Psalm 140:6-7 Few things are more difficult … Continue reading

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The Call

The college I went to had mandatory chapel service several times a week. They had assigned seating and someone took roll. You got in trouble if you didn’t go. So, I went, but I slept through the entire thing. Usually, … Continue reading

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The Lord

 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus… Jesus, who, being in the form of God…made Himself of no reputation…that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…  Philippians 2:5,6,10 Despite the current political and cultural … Continue reading

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The Loss

And he was there in the prison.  But the Lord was with Joseph …  Genesis 39:20-21 There is nothing we would like to avoid more if we could than a crisis. But what if we could? Imagine that you had a child, and when that … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice

Then God said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah…” Genesis 22:2 The Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Cormac McCarthy The Road, describes the journey south taken by a young boy and his … Continue reading

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Barak, It’s what You Are

Set in A.D. 180, Gladiator tells the story of General Maximus Decimus Meridius (played by Russell Crowe), who was about to be given reigning authority in Rome by the aging emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before this could take place, however, the emperor’s son, … Continue reading

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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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