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The God who is

Originally posted on your mess, His Message:
I’m reading Jack Hayford’s “Manifest Presence”. At one point he talks about how we worship God simply because of who He is. Hayford references Exodus 3:17, in which God tells Moses, “I Am…

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Sleepless

This is not one of my considered posts. Seminary’s out for the summer, and I’m going home later today. My phone rang at 02:05 this morning. It was over on the desk. “No one I know would be so inconsiderate,” … Continue reading

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Is Western Society Headless?

I remember Ouma (Granny) Van Niekerk. She was old, very old to us; we were little kids then. I remember her demand for quiet on Sunday afternoons, and how proper we had to be in church. I remember her kindness, … Continue reading

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Moving Elsewhere?

Due to the recent change implemented by WordPress in the way that the WP Reader handles posts, combined with the “this is the way it’s going to be, get used to it” response by WP to the complaints by many … Continue reading

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Feral Soul

Originally posted on Shootin' the Breeze:
Like a lost dog Or barn cat No longer tame No longer fed Hunting instead Without a master To provide Sustenance Security Stability Trusting no one Completely Not even itself As it tries To…

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“Jesus is Lord!”, proclaim preachers and T-shirts, bumper stickers and wall plaques. “Give your life to Jesus”, calls the pastor, “and you will find that His yoke is easy, and His burden light. Make Jesus Lord of your life, and … Continue reading

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Ministers come in different flavours

I’m going back to a couple of previous posts in this one, and then I want to add something new. First, Considering Others. I did say I was going to let readers know how things went from there, so here’s … Continue reading

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The Picture vs. The Thing

Really clear, really helpful – and really important. Reblogging. Thanks!

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The Paradox of Our Time

Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertAugust 21, 2013 The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy…

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Playing the grace card

All too often these days people – especially in South Africa – will “play the race card”. A judge, perhaps, is caught driving while drunk. Ah, no, he claims, he was never drunk. It was the white traffic officer who … Continue reading

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Considering Others

Philippians 2:1-3 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, [then] complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full … Continue reading

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NOT A GOD HAS WOUNDS BUT THOU

Originally posted on Thin Worn Image:
  Jesus of the Scars by Edward Shillito (1872 – 1948) If we have never sought, we seek Thee now; Thine eyes burn through the dark, our only stars; We must have sight of…

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Old-Fashioned Marriage

Originally posted on Shootin' the Breeze:
I have not been availing myself of the full capabilities of cell phone devices, according to what I see in the news. Anthony Weiner is running for mayor of New York City.  Previously, he…

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13 Tips on Disagreeing With Love and Respect

Originally posted on Kingdom Living:
After blogging for the last seven years learning how to navigate through disagreements has been a real learning process for me. Here are 13 tips for learning how to listen well and disagree in a…

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Different

I was talking with a friend this morning about an upcoming four-day mission to a rural area, and our conversation got side-tracked, which is not unusual. But he said something which, if I was a cartoon figure, would have produced … Continue reading

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Lord of Love

I am the LORD, I am your God. Lo, I love you with all My heart. Let Me serve you, let Me wash you. With My body let Me feed you, let Me pour out My blood for you; take … Continue reading

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The Plans We Make

Can you get great theology and the giggles at the same time? Oh, yes!

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I love you

Three little words, to give voice to what fills and overflows from your heart. Three words to communicate a great abundance of caring, emotion, desire, closeness. Sometimes I think it’s a pity we aren’t telepathic. Then I come to my … Continue reading

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You Are Not–And Never Will Be–In Control. But It’s Okay!

Some very good thoughts in this. Read the rest!

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