Monthly Archives: September 2011

English Pigeons, and Other Scintillating Mysteries

In April 2002, I sitting in this cavernous waiting room at King’s Cross in London, England.  I was waiting for a bus to Cambridge, UK.  I sat all alone, and stared at the tiled floor at my feet.  The doctors … Continue reading

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Why Are You Still Outside?

There are so many that are outside our walls.  Those blinded and confused by the Church and the gospel. People are for the most part not this blatant or obvious in their pain.  But it is what they are asking … Continue reading

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Discovering an Intense ‘Agape’

by Bryan Lowe “Accepting the reality of our broken, flawed lives is the beginning of spirituality not because the spiritual life will remove our flaws but because we let go of seeking perfection and, instead, seek God, the one who … Continue reading

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God Keeps Your Tears in a Bottle

I have cried many tears in my life. If you have never cried, you can stop reading right now. But if you have shed tears for yourself or for others, or if like me you have shed some without even … Continue reading

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Anxiety, the Common Coin of the Realm

“God the Father grant to me, All my daily needs.  Why should I not to Him flee, “When all the birds He feeds.” Claudius We wrestle with amazing issues, they oddly seem like certainties.  That is part of their strength.  … Continue reading

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