Category Archives: hearing His voice

I Came to Love You Late [Regret]

Regrets are a funny thing. You really start to gather them when you get into your fifties. They are a bit sticky, once you have them, they’re hard to get rid of— (kind of like dog hair on a nice … Continue reading

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Listening to God’s Voice 101

“But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.” Matthew 13:16, ESV There is a vast audio ocean that surrounds us.  Did you know that in the room where you are reading this, that there … Continue reading

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Horses and Chariots, [Seeing the Invisible]

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God, But only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.” ― Elizabeth Barrett Browning Just beyond our earthly vision there exists the world … Continue reading

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Why Are You Still Outside?

There are so many that are outside our walls.  Those who are 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 … Continue reading

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Psalm 40, The Dark Pit

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,     and he turned to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair,     out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid … Continue reading

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The Inertia, [Apathy]

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.” Helen Keller —————————————- As I suffer with manic depression I have come to … Continue reading

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Is Mania A Spiritual Experience? [Bipolar]

by Chris Cole I was eighteen years old when I first experienced acute manic psychosis. I had just arrived at the University of Georgia for my freshman fall semester when I suddenly had what seemed like a profound spiritual awakening. … Continue reading

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