Tag Archives: Jesus

Just a Reminder…

“First of all, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered for everyone–for kings and all in authority–so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight … Continue reading

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A Childlike Faith

Photo Credit: Santa Monica, United States – Lauren Lulu Taylor (unsplash.com) “A complete life is the life of a child. When I am fully conscious of my awareness of Christ, there is something wrong. It is the sick person who … Continue reading

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Wage Peace!

Right now, my country and many others are in desperate need of peacemakers, people who can bridge the gaps that others cannot bridge. Peacemaking is the opposite of weakness, it is strength in its purest form. Yes, peacemakers use words, … Continue reading

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Jesus’s Birth

“Origins” by Lucy West (pixels.com) Jesus’s birth, the Incarnation, changed everything. “I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism, but welcomes those from every tribe and nation who fear him and do what is right.” ~Acts 10:34-35

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The Power of Story

Guest Blog by Dora A K Dora AK affably accepted my request to write a guest blog about this site’s key idea, “the power of story to speak truth into people’s lives.” Here, she addresses not only the power of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Forever

The Christmas story has been told many times. And long may it be. Luke’s description of the birth of Jesus 2,000 years ago is read by untold millions of people every year. But the Christmas story is bigger than that. … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Want to Be #1

That’s a pretty tabloidy title for a God-oriented guy like me. Maybe not quite up there with “Flying Saucer Lands on White House Lawn!” But the thing is, it’s true. God doesn’t want to be number one in our lives. … Continue reading

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How to Have a Merry COVID Christmas

Honestly? Like all the Whos in Whoville, my wife and I were pretty depressed when we first started talking about Christmas this year. It seemed Grinch-19 had stolen it right out from under us! For the first time in her … Continue reading

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Life in Death

“And now brothers, I will ask you a terrible question, and God knows I ask it also of myself. Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without him is the real death, that … Continue reading

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My Experiment in Becoming Human

Give and You Will Receive Knowing and doing aren’t the same thing. In my last Experiment in Becoming Human, I wrote about ceasing to try and get something from others, and being set free to give. “In quietness and confidence … Continue reading

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