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A Door of Faith

I grew up in a non-religious home. If we ever went to church it was to marry or bury. My theology was founded on a god after my own making with the understanding that if He’d leave me alone, I’d … Continue reading

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Put Me to the Test

I don’t know if I have ever actually finished my annual reading plan on the last day of the year (after all, my reading plan says I should have finished it five days ago). But Christmas and end of year … Continue reading

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Healing the Unhealable

Funny, the places in Scripture that, kind of out of nowhere, overwhelm you. Holy writ accentuated by the Holy Spirit so that it wholly washes over you. Already primed for thanksgiving this morning, but didn’t expect fuel for the fire … Continue reading

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Does Jesus Know?

We know it’s not about our works. But reminded this morning that He knows it is! “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of Him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks … Continue reading

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That Brother

It’s a command to obey. A long, protracted, extensively argued, command to obey. And honestly, the more you chew on 1John 4:7-21, the less wiggle room there is to let yourself off the hook and just “mostly obey.” Beloved, let … Continue reading

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A Rebuke and An Encouragement

Truth be known, when the going get’s tough, I tend to get tough, too. When the heat is on, I have a propensity to harden. When I’m being tested, often I get testy. When I feel the seemingly relentless pressure … Continue reading

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Standing, Striving, and Suffering

Hovering over the last few verses of Philippians 1 this morning. And as I do, a quote from Benjamin Franklin that I used years and years ago as part of a team building exercise at work comes to mind: “We … Continue reading

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Obedient From The Heart

Lots of thought provoking stuff in my readings this morning. Still don’t know that I have the complex relationship between God and Balaam figured out (Num. 22). But I’m pretty sure the angel of the LORD standing in the road … Continue reading

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A Great Recipe

Okay, I’m not really into spiritual recipes. You know, take so much of this, add so much of that, sprinkle with a pinch of this other thing, let bake for so long, and, voila, you’ll have a winning outcome every … Continue reading

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This Life

The church was on a roll! The gospel was being preached, and the gospel was being practiced. Those who believed were of “one heart and soul,” demonstrated as everyone of them held loose to their material possessions and were readily … Continue reading

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