Tag Archives: unity of the Spirit

Hard Conversations

I think the church is being stretched. I think in this season everyone, everywhere is being stretched. But if anyone should have their “ears on” and head in the game about the opportunity to re-think and re-calibrate a thing or … Continue reading

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Next To

What I recall from most couples I’ve met who have talked of taking on home renovation projects together, is that while they may have saved some money, they stressed their marriage. Whether tiling together, painting together, or hanging pictures together, … Continue reading

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My Tribe

Continuing to read in Joshua. Continuing to think about the Levites. Yesterday, I wondered what it was like to watch the other tribes be allotted their inheritance in the promised land and for your tribe’s name never to come up … Continue reading

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Doesn’t Have To Be the Loneliest Number

One . . . One . . . One! So the bell peals as I read this morning. So the drum beats out the rhythm. The repetition unmistakable. And the band of my youth had it wrong. One doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Not Meant to Walk Alone

Chewing on the first part of Ephesians 4 this morning, verses 1 through 16. And what hits me is that what I have so often read as something directed toward me, is actually, I think, more directed toward we. I … Continue reading

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Bless

As part of a class we teach at our church, we say that, among other things, a church member is one who aspires to be a “unifying member.” Someone who understands that we are to be “eager”, or “make every effort”, … Continue reading

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Go Where the Blessing Is!

It’s been years and years since I read Blackaby’s book, Experiencing God. Can’t say this about every book, but with that one, some things really stuck. One of the principles which I’ve never forgotten went something like this: If you … Continue reading

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True Companion

At best, he’s a bit player. A walk-on in a stage production. A cameo appearance in a movie. Doesn’t have a speaking part. Name’s not even listed in the credits. You barely notice him. He’s a no name. But this … Continue reading

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The Love of God

While I think I pretty well get it, I’m sure I pretty much do not fully grasp it. Finished up John 17 as part of my morning readings. “Christ’s High Priestly Prayer” is how it’s summarized in my Bible. Jesus’ … Continue reading

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