Tag Archives: righteousness

Our Butterfly Effect

People tend to think of Matthew 6:33 as a promised reward for righteousness (or justice), and in a sense it is that. But it’s much more. It’s each of us playing our role in “resetting” this broken world, putting in … Continue reading

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When God Says Stop

Originally posted on Thoughts Along the Way:
John 2:13-22 I have a verse tattooed on the inside of my right forearm: James 1:19-20.??If you look it up, you’ll read this: “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick…

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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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Baggage vs. Braggage

“She felt strangely jealous. It suddenly seemed to her that being forgiven was better than believing you had nothing to be forgiven for.” ~The Wishing Map Baggage “We all have baggage. The question is: What baggage can you deal with?” … Continue reading

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Reality

“Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you.” ~Matthew 6:33

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The Power of Words

Start Here I believe in the power of story to speak truth into people’s lives (including my own), hence the name of this blog site. I also believe in the power of words to change how I think and live—and … Continue reading

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