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The Glory of Gripping Things

Understanding the way our Father works is a personal passion for me.  I did not ‘major’ in theology, and so many things have to be painstakingly explained to me, like I was a small child. It seems that I will occasionally find something … Continue reading

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Feet Finders, [Intimacy]

One of the more amazing studies you can do in the New Testament (Matthew-Revelation) are the people who found themselves at the feet of Jesus. Actually there is probably more than you think. There are some common dynamics that take … Continue reading

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The Art of Offending Jesus

Our actions can bless God, and others immensely. We really have no idea that we have such power in our grasp. But we do say and do things that do alter the realities of those who are trying desperately to … Continue reading

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Almost Holy, [Almost]

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is … Continue reading

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The Tabloids Were Scandalous!

‘Scandalizing is celebrated openly today. We’ll manipulate and defame so all will pretty much see our enemies as disgraceful or hypocritical. It makes me want to cry when I hear of this intimidation inside the Church. Jesus told us that this would … Continue reading

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Evaluating Jesus Truly, [CS Lewis]

“The Difference Jesus Makes,”  from C.S. Lewis What are we to make of Jesus Christ? This question…has, in a sense, a frantically comic side. For the real reason is not what are we to make of Christ, but what is He … Continue reading

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The Greeting Card, (Christmas 1986)

‘Hail, O favored One,  the Lord is with you!  Luke 1:28 The angels were prominent that first Christmas. They had been busy keeping Mary and Joseph safe, (and aware) during this ‘flurry’ of activity, The also served as ‘announcers’ to … Continue reading

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