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09
Jan

Relationships And Solitude

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“The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone….” Genesis 2:18 “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Luke 5:16 I have entered the first month of a new year and I find that it is not that much different than the old year. This realization can be […]

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23
Dec

The Big Reveal (Part 2)

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“’Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’…When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s […]

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14
Dec

The Big Reveal (Part 1)

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“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that every one who believes in him shall not be lost, but should have eternal life.” John 3:16 (JB Phillips) The season of Christmas is imbedded fairly deep in my memory and consciousness. I remember my parents decorating our home, including […]

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14
Nov

Receiving Time As A Gift

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“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” Eccelsiates 3:1 “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Eccelsiates 3:11 I am fascinated by the various rhythms of my life and how they are received, realized and also managed. These rhythms, more often than not, have to do […]

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13
Oct

A Faith Larger Than The Darkness

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“When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’” Mark 10:47 When I was in elementary school I contracted a case of conjunctivitis. During that time I would awaken every morning with my eyelids sealed shut over my eyes. The first time I […]

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08
Sep

Love: The Great Commandment Of The Law

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“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you […]

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05
Aug

Fullness And Limitation

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“You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” Psalm 16:11 “These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.” John 15:11 My physical health, […]

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08
Jul

Seeing Beyond The Reflection

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“The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.” Exodus 33:11 “ For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to […]

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01
Jun

Death To Self

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About five years ago, I was moving an eighty-pound umbrella stand and unfortunately dropped it on the end of my left middle finger. In that moment it was amazing to hear the things that came out of my mouth…It reminded me there is still a great deal of transformation that needs to take place deep […]

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30
Apr

Exploiting The Cracks

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But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 When I was in elementary school I would often build forts in my backyard. They were a mix of hidden recesses in the bushes, elevated platforms in the trees, or underground spaces hollowed out […]

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