Tag Archives: Jesus

“Jesus Wasn’t a Christian”

I hear that statement a lot these days. First, let’s clear something up: the term “Christian” originally denoted* “Christ-like.” And so, in the truest sense, Jesus not only was a Christian, but was the first and only perfect Christian who … Continue reading

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Why We Need to Believe “In” Him

Image courtesy of truthvine.com One night many years ago, I ran into a young woman “witnessing” on a street corner. She told me Jesus loved me, but that I needed “to believe in Him in order to be saved.” I … Continue reading

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Don’t Love Yourself!

Oh, all right, I admit my title is a ruse. But I really am tired of seeing motivational posts telling us to love ourselves. Why? Because we don’t need to learn to love ourselves. We need to learn to like … Continue reading

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Learning to Love My Broken Self

The idea that we’re all broken isn’t a popular one. It seems many dislike the term because they assume it means either: Unfixable, or Unlovable But it means neither. In fact, it means quite the opposite. Jesus famously taught that … Continue reading

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Work vs. Living

Photo by Jamie Street Thought for the Week Monday is the start of the work week for most of us. And while we know we should “work to live and not live to work,” is that enough? It’s important to … Continue reading

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Childlike, Not Childish

Childishness is fine for children. But Jesus calls us to grow spiritually. And yet at the same time to become more childlike. Isn’t that a contradiction? No, because being childish is trusting in something limited and flawed, like ourselves. But being … Continue reading

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Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

Originally posted on Coffee with Carolanne:
Dedicated to my best mate. I promised to be quiet, not absent. I cannot get there but I never left you. Sat by a riverbank, soaking in the sunshine, in June 2017 I posed…

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Give Gratefully

Background image courtesy of WallPaperSafari.com “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” ~Colossians 3:17 ∴

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Greater Love…

“Sacrifice…should be done from love…from necessity…it should be done for people who need your strength because they don’t have enough of their own.” ~Veronica Roth Tomorrow is Memorial Day in my country, a day when we honor those who have … Continue reading

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Living in an Abnormal World

We think of life on earth as normal. But it’s not. We get a very different perspective from Jesus. Like Klaatu–the alien ambassador in the classic sci-fi film The Day the Earth Stood Still, who has come to warn humans about their … Continue reading

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