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Humility Sets Us Free

Photo by Mystic Art Design Thought for the Week It’s common to hear statements to the effect that pride frees us to become our true selves. But this is false pride. Instead, we must reverse the formula. For it’s humility that … Continue reading

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Give Up Yourself

“Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with … Continue reading

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On Being Free

Thought for the Week You can never be free in the future. You can only be free in the present. But take heart— it’s always the present. ~MT~

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We Accept the Love…

Photo by Elisabeth Wales “We accept the love we think we deserve” (Stephen Chbosky). Sadly, we are not only prone to accepting the love we think we deserve, but only the love we think we deserve. And it severely limits … Continue reading

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Independence and Dependence

Today is Independence Day in my country. I’m proud of this country and of the freedoms its founders proclaimed. But I’m under no delusion that it can grant me the kind of freedom for which my soul truly hungers. Indeed, … Continue reading

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Until We Are All Free

“…until we are all free.” Those words are illustrated every year in the holiday Juneteenth. Which commemorates not the official 1865 proclamation that all American slaves were freed, but the real date two months later when the last slaves in … Continue reading

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Truth Is a Hard Path

Photo: David John Terry (pinterest.com) Thought for the Week Truth is not comforting. It’s a hard path to stay on. It’s rocky and unpredictable, refusing to show us what we wanted to see, taking us where it will, rather that … Continue reading

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The Cost of Freedom in 2020

I wrote the words below after the 2016 U.S. elections. This year, the issues seem completely different. But are they? True, we’ve had four years of bluster from a man who believes not so much in conservative values as in … Continue reading

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Free the Oppressed

“Is not this the fast which I have chosen: To loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to free the oppressed and break every yoke?” ~Isaiah 58:6 Note: Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a founding member … Continue reading

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Independence Day?

Today is Independence Day in my country. Independence seems like an odd thing to celebrate at a time when we feel anything but independent, when so much of our independence is curtailed: The right to choose when and where we … Continue reading

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