The Point Christian Modesty Movements Miss

Posted on April 21, 2015 | 1 comment

The teaching that women should dress modestly is based on the words of Paul in the book of 1 Timothy: I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. […]

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Is the Path Straight and Narrow?

Posted on April 6, 2015 | 7 comments

Have you ever waited in a cue for a ride at a theme park? It can be frustrating when progress – defined as getting closer to the front of the line – seems to take turns that lead you further away from the goal. Same can be true of our spiritual life, as progress – […]

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Shaking My Head

Posted on March 27, 2015 | 10 comments

  I believe that the text and twitter jargon for ‘shaking my head’ is smh or #smh. And I am doing that vigorously, right now as I type. On a sports website I just read a very inspiring story about the work that Tim Tebow is presently doing, using his platform to raise money  for his […]

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The Benefits of Celebration

Posted on March 17, 2015 | 3 comments Ours is a culture that demands progress. From that we attribute positive identity to people – both our self and others – who produce. One of the drawbacks to this is a continual moving on from one thing to another, whether it is from task to task in our day, moment to moment in […]

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Getting Social

Posted on March 5, 2015 | 5 comments

If you are a part of any social media, then you have probably had the experience or at least seen it on another’s timeline. Someone, because of virtual anonymity, who leaves a viscous comment on a blog, an aggressive or provocative reply on Twitter, or a lewd comment on Instagram. Things get said that no […]

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The Power of Unforgiveness

Posted on February 16, 2015 | 2 comments

  I am not saying that forgiveness isn’t a tough process. Because it is. Restoration from the pain of lost trust, misused vulnerability or betrayed humanity is intentional and filled with grief. There must be awareness of what was lost, mourning the loss before there can be blessing in the new. This is the Paschal […]

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Clouded Awareness

Posted on February 8, 2015 | 1 comment

When I first started this blog, it was locked behind a password and only a couple of people were invited to read along. If you were to go way back to the beginning and read those entries, you would meet a people pleasing pastor who had burned out and subsequently made several very poor choices. […]

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Which Came First?

Posted on January 7, 2015 | 2 comments

Adam and Eve were placed in the garden created for them, each of the crafted to live in communion with their Creator. From that relationship, the man and the woman would get their sense of self – their purpose and value in the world. Connection with God was the foundation of their identity. In the […]

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Favorite Books of 2014

Posted on December 30, 2014 | 6 comments

Getting one more post in, just under the wire for 2014. So, first thing – Happy New Year! My hope for you is that you enjoy a time of reflection on the good and bad of 2014 and what you’ve learned, and get ready to develop closer communion with God in the year upcoming. As I […]

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Image of the Invisible God

Posted on December 2, 2014 | 11 comments

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. – Colossians 1:15 The second commandment (see Identity and the Second Commandment) says that we are not to create any images of God, nor are we to serve an idol of our own creation. For any representation that we, as broken image […]

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