Category Archives: sanctification

Vainglory, Obsolete?

Vainglory is an old-timey word, like ice box or gallivant.  Obsolete or not, I have a longstanding relationship with being smug about my achievements.   The other day a transaction that should’ve taken 10 minutes, took almost an hour. At … Continue reading

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Hang-Ups vs God’s Word

Hang-Ups – Default templates guiding my day-to-day decisions, big and small. Do my templates align with God’s Word? Do they limit me and my living out God’s purpose for placing me in this spot in this time? Do my templates … Continue reading

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Read it and Weep or Jump for Joy?

I know that my faith is not proven by emotions or feelings. And yet, as I read Isaiah 53 translated by Eugene Peterson, I wept. “Why?” I asked myself, “Why am I weeping?” (The NIV translation didn’t grab me as … Continue reading

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Every Effort

Pulverize my self-righteousness into true goodness. Electrify blindness into beams of knowledge. Cauterize my flaunting into steely self-control. Liquefy resignation into fuel for perseverance. Pressurize my worldly pursuits into gems of godliness. Transform jealousies into streams of mutual affection. Reorganize … Continue reading

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How do you describe the indescribable?

Holy Spirit How can I describe One as indescribable as You, Lest others think me crazy? You, an invisible intelligence. Silent instigator, Planted in my heart, Infusing deep to the bone. Rewiring old patterns, Inventing me anew, Teaching gently how … Continue reading

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What’s the Skinny on Fasting?

What’s your experience with fasting? From what did you fast? Do you agree with the article below? (I did not write the article. I lost the link source.) Question: “Christian fasting – what does the Bible say?” Answer: Scripture does … Continue reading

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Write On: 7 Prompts for You

  Write about something stressful in your past that worked out to some good. Write about something stressful going on now. Brainstorm all the ways God can work it for good and how you might be refined to be a bit … Continue reading

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Seven Lethal Assumptions by Andy Stanley

Every Andy Stanley Youtube video my spouse and I watch is excellent. Go look him up if you haven’t watched/heard Andy before. In the meantime, here’s a good list from him. Seven Lethal Assumptions 1. “If I find the right person, … Continue reading

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This is Love

This is Love The Holy Spirit showed me: Every day, every minute, time and time again, You are blotting out my sins, cleansing my heart. Let me tell anyone who will hear it. A newborn babe! I’m Your newborn baby! … Continue reading

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Which line or image grabs you?

A Prayer by Rabindranath Tagore Let Your love play upon my voice and rest on my silence. Let it pass through my heart into all my movements. Let Your love, like starts, shine in the darkness of my sleep and … Continue reading

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