Tag Archives: Bible

A Renewed Spirit

Some years ago, my prayer life and in many ways my life-life, has grown stale. I wasn’t a seeker; I knew the truth, but I wasn’t resting in it, rejoicing in it, growing in it. So I began memorizing, meditating … Continue reading

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Infinite Vision

At the start of the year, I scribbled down My 2020 Vision. And then the world changed. So I looked up the meaning of “20/20 vision.” Here’s what I learned: 20/20 isn’t perfect, it’s simply normal. The first 20 represents … Continue reading

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Observe the Truth

I once studied Shakespeare with the renowned British actor Brewster Mason. Each time I would act out the Bard’s words, Brewster would interrupt me and say, “No, no, no, observe the meter, observe the meter!” It wasn’t until years later … Continue reading

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Storing the Truth in Our Hearts

Connecting With God In my last Connecting With God post, I talked about memorizing Scripture. That should have been easy for me, since I’d been acting ever since the 6th Grade Talent Show.  Nope. Memorization was the thorn in my … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know I Could Have Learned in Sunday School (But Didn’t)

Connecting With God I’d learned about prayer, and if I’d gone to Sunday School I might have learned about memorizing Scripture. But I hadn’t. So I came to appreciate the Bible in a herky-jerky way. It began (pre-conversion) when a certain … Continue reading

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God, Are You There?

Connecting With God The trajectory of my life is toward God. Now. But it wasn’t always. My first few decades were spent racing in the opposite direction. I was raised a practical atheist, by which I mean God was simply … Continue reading

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Willpower vs. Wordpower

Willpower! It’s the key to rebooting our lives, to making all of our bad habits go away and all of our dreams come true. Right? And for people of faith, it’s the key to stopping “that behavior I’m ashamed of” … Continue reading

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Just Snap Out of It!

Originally posted on Valerie Cullers:
Photo by Gratisography on Pexels.com Have you ever been in a situation with someone who was going through something temporary and you wanted to say to them, “Just Snap Out of It!”? I have and…

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I Hate to Brag

I hate to brag, but I’m on a first-name basis with the world’s best-selling author. I could introduce you to Him, if you like.

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Welcome to Church: No Luggage Required

(See video below) I first set foot inside a church (on purpose) on Easter Sunday 42 years ago. I was full of uncertainty. About what I believed. About whether I really wanted to be there. And about how to behave (as I … Continue reading

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