Category Archives: kingdom of God

Release the Perfume! [Glory]

“Your love delights me, my treasure, my bride. Your love is better than wine, your perfume more fragrant than spices.” Song of Solomon 4:10 “When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster … Continue reading

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Roadside Assistance, [Word]

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. 1 I look up to the mountains—     does my help come from there? 2 My help comes from the Lord,     who made heaven and earth! 3 He will not let you stumble;     the one who watches … Continue reading

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Crippled in Both Feet, [Disabilites]

 “David asked, “Is there no one still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?” Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in both feet.”‘   2 Samuel 9:3, NIV  … Continue reading

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The Hidden Smile of God, [Discovery]

  Imagine for just a moment, you can actually see the face of God. Is He…? angry, seething with a vindictive hostility rolling His eyes, amused, maybe a bit perplexed disturbed, frustrated, ready to give up on you not looking at … Continue reading

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Everything is About Jesus, [Completely]

The Gospel of John describes a wonderful image of the vineyard— branches and vine. This illustrates our relationship with Jesus.  We must abide and remain in him to be fruitful.  He is the vine, and we, we are merely the … Continue reading

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Can a Mother Forget? [Love]

“Yet Jerusalem says, “The Lord has deserted us;  the Lord has forgotten us.” Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child?  Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible,      I would … Continue reading

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A Giraffe On Roller Skates, [Mental Illness]

People will sometimes ask me, “What its like to be a Christian and to have a mental illness?” I’m not entirely sure I can really answer, but I do try. It seems almost always there are misconceptions, or even a … Continue reading

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