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Chosen

If your question is, “Have I been chosen?” His answer is, “Do you want to be?” If your answer is, “Yes,” Then His answer is, “Yes.” Psalm 37:4   ∴   Matthew 7:7   ∴  2 Corinthians 1:20

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Savor the Flavor

I’ll fell into the habit when I was in my 20s of eating very small portions. I’d done it a few times almost by accident, and discovered I liked chewing slowly and savoring the taste of thick, grainy breads, ripe … Continue reading

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Perseverance

Originally posted on Unshakable Hope:
I finished this post on perseverance on the 23rd of last month and was planning to post it the following day. But it seemed that I had another lesson on perseverance to learn and more…

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Life and Death

I was raised in a secular home. There was no talk of heaven or an afterlife. This life was all there was. And yet at the age of five I dreamed I died. My parents and friends circled over me, weeping, their … Continue reading

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Real Fatherhood

During self-introductions a college student of mine once boasted that he’d fathered 11 children by 11 different mothers. I normally avoid judgmental statements. Not this time. “Do you support them?” I asked. “Uh, no!” he said with a grin. “Then … Continue reading

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The Sense of God

“The mind which thinks it knows Reality because it has made a diagram of reality, is merely the dupe of its own categories.” “The ‘sense of God’ is not a metaphor. Innumerable declarations prove it to be a consciousness as … Continue reading

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Heaven

We think we understand. But do we? I suspect the main sound heard at the entrance to heaven is not the fluttering of angel’s wings, but the slapping of foreheads, accompanied by startled “Ohhh”s! “How great is God–beyond our understanding!” … Continue reading

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