Can You Receive God’s Love?

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Accepting that we are deeply loved by God is the beginning of being released from our fears and enables us to become great lovers of God and others. Love is the foundation of connection that invites surrender and intimacy. Love is a welcoming place where we truly belong and the assurance that we have found that place. God is the … Read More

Are You Loved and Valued?

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“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.” (Psalm 37:23-24). God’s presence will be comforting and undeniable, because He has chosen to dwell within us.  We experience His indwelling in our minds through the person of the … Read More

What Is Your Name for God?

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It has been a long time since I have written a blog.  It is not because I have not had anything I have wanted to say.  I have concluded that there are too many voices competing for our attention; I do not want to write unless I have something that I believe is profitable for our spiritual journeys. Recently I … Read More

Wrestling in the Desert

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We wish our culture was a community that was radiant with the love of Christ, but that would be imagining heaven on earth. Instead we live in a world filled with a dangerous network of domination and manipulation into which we can become easily entangled and fear losing our souls. Have we become so molded by the seductive powers of … Read More

Cure Self-Justification

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In Christian community there will always be reasoning among us, in our hearts, as to who should be the greatest.   It is very common among all of us to struggle with self-justification as we compare ourselves to others, pass judgment, or condemn others. Self-justification is only overcome by the grace of the Holy Spirit. We must combat our evil thoughts … Read More

Are You a Madman?

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The motivating emotional force of anger can cause a person to appear to be a madman. Unfortunately, those who are angry seem to be the last to understand the impact of their anger. Angry people see sin in other people and think that they are fine.  People who are angry are absolutely confident that they are right and you are … Read More

The Day the Dreams Die

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“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:24). Christian spirituality does not try to deny or ignore the fact that contained within it is one of the most compelling mysteries; the sacrificial Lamb who died for the sins … Read More

Is Your Soul Healthy?

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One of the most difficult things in this life is to have a mind and soul of peace. It seems that no matter how hard we try, we are always dissatisfied and restless.  Our focus is pulled in so many directions that it is hard to come to a place of rest. The desires that lurk inside us can ache … Read More

Grace and Truth Encounter

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We often hear that the Christian life is all about becoming like Jesus, but what does it look like to do that in everyday life? We could start making a list of all we learn from Scripture about what it means to be like Jesus, and it’s likely that in the process of doing that, the list would become so … Read More

It is Good to Grieve

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Death causes us to be angry because it comes into our world like an unexpected slap in the face. As one researcher said, “Death is a social disease, like V.D. It is not polite, not well-mannered.”[1] King Solomon concurred: “No man has authority to restrain the wind…or authority over the day of death” (Ecclesiastes 8:8). When death enters our social … Read More