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Made for Him

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” ~Colossians 1:16 Ω

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The Purpose of Your Life

Thought for the Week We are not the only creatures on earth who look up at the stars. But we are the only ones who look up and ask, “Why?” “Yes, your life has a purpose.” said Rhema. “What?” Gina … Continue reading

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My Rock

“When you’re drowning and someone reaches down from a rock and says, ‘Grab my hand!” you do it! That’s when it’s all right to use someone, Alec. Because that’s how they got there That’s how I did. That’s how my … Continue reading

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Life With a Purpose

Connecting With God “The purpose of your life did not begin with you, and it will not end with you.” ~The Wishing Map Purpose. No amount of Freudian psychoanalysis can explain away the need for it. Unless we succeed in … Continue reading

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Time

Salvador Dali had it right: Clocks cannot be trusted. Not because they keep poor time, but because time cannot be kept. Instead, it keeps us in cages made of minutes. And yet the solution is not to escape, but to … Continue reading

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Time to Reflect?

The end off the year is a time of reflection for me. Is it for you? Remember that while peaceful times are pleasant, they are also static. It’s trials that cause us to grow–but only when we allow them to. … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

Picking a Blog Name, Part Four (To read Part One, click here) I admitted in A Godlike Little Loaf of Bread that, while I can construe my name to mean almost anything, it really is simply my name. Hence, the … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

Two more questions may answer the question: What would I die for? What do I live for?        “What am I living for? and What am I dying for? are the same question.”      ~Margaret Atwood “It … Continue reading

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Restless

I have but one longing that can never be fully satisfied, my longing for you, Lord. And yet, paradoxically, while it is the only thing I can never fully possess in this life, it is the only thing that gives … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life

I don’t usually get choked up over doctrinal statements. But the first time I read this summary of the purpose of human life drafted by the Westminster Assembly, a gathering of English and Scottish clergy in 1646, something in me … Continue reading

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