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From Tin to Skin

“The real son of God is at your side. He is beginning to turn you into the same kind of thing as Himself … to turn the tin soldier into a live man.  The part of you that does not … Continue reading

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Count the Cost

“Count the cost… Those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.” ~Luke 14:28, 33 “(But) if you continue in my word, then you are truly my disciples. And you will know the truth, … Continue reading

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Faith to Forgive

Originally posted on Who is God?:
Sycamore Tree in Israel. One of my problems in reading the Bible is that I take many things Jesus said as being literal. The disciples had this problem too. When Jesus said to sell…

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Take All of Me

“If (we) hope to produce work that will bear good fruit, we must draw our life from the true source – our living Savior. He is real. He is present. But all too often we reduce him to an abstraction, … Continue reading

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A Real Person of Prayer

The philosopher-theologian Evelyn Underhill penned these words a hundred years ago.(God, grant that I might live to personify them.) “What then is a real man of prayer? “He is one who deliberately wills and steadily desires that his intercourse with … Continue reading

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Mowing the Straight and Narrow

It’s spring. Gentlemen and gentlewomen, start you mowers! When we finally bought a house with an actual yard, I was excited about mowing. Yeah, I got over it. Still, if ya got grass, ya gotta mow, and that means: Ya … Continue reading

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Less Glory, Please?

“In some ways, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.” ~C.S. Lewis

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