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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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For engineers, writers, housewives, atheists, teachers, nurses, fire fighters, legislators…..

Everyone who is alive is creative. We create solutions to problems, we create answers to questions, we create decisions when faced with options, and on and on. No matter what title we give ourselves, we create. So, with that in … Continue reading

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Dancing in Church

Perichoresis is a Greek word describing the relationship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In John 15:26, Jesus says, “But I will send you the Comforter – the Holy Spirit, the source of all truth. He will come to … Continue reading

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In Heaven We Will….

….serve God perfectly. Amen!

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What do you dig about God?

“We change into what we most adore about God.”  Graham Cooke in Power Evangelism & God’s Nature Hmm. . . could that be true? If we believe that we are made in God’s image, then, yes!  

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The Lucky Charm God

We were in a large room at church, attending a class called “Sensing God’s Presence.” Our table facilitator asked about our “experience of sensing God’s presence.” Kim was slumped at our group’s table. When her turn came to talk, she … Continue reading

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Is it OK to do this on Sunday?

To break the ice at our Discipleship Essentials class, we were told to share what our big questions are about Christianity. A man at my table said, “Well, we were sort of wondering….” He looked at his wife and said, … Continue reading

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God sayeth, “Hold the fries.”

My brother has a learning disability, is obese, and spent time in the hospital with congestive heart failure. He’s held the same fulltime job for nearly 30 years and lives on his own in an apartment. He often surprises me … Continue reading

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Dad’s Been Faking Me Out

The coffee is hot and two slices of homemade lemon pie sit on amber plates. I’m eager for my beloved 80-year-old dad’s visit. After hello hugs, he hands me my copy of The Case for Christ. I’d lent the book … Continue reading

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Pancakes & Bacon, Hold the Challenge, Please

The breakfast crowd was thinning out. I sipped my second cup of coffee as my spouse talked about the sermon at the church we’d visited last Sunday. Gary, our friend since 2005, was sopping up syrup with the last bites of … Continue reading

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