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Diamonds in the Rough

God loves to teach using analogies, and one of the best that I have heard came from a wise teacher at his seminar in Illinois. He said that God is like a skilled diamond hunter and cutter. What everyone else sees as worthless junk, he sees as potentially a gorgeous multifaceted diamond to reflect his […]

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Feeble efforts

God covers for my lack of abilities. The Marines might be looking for a few “good men” but not God. He says there is only one who is good! God! Mark 10:18 So he is just looking for imperfect humans, like me, to accept his love and, love him back. When a healthy parent teaches […]

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Positional facts

What does it take to be a US citizen? Well, for most of us we just had to be born here. Then certain rights are ours. We have a right to vote, to get a high school education, to run for president (Oh, great privilege there!) When we are born into God’s family, certain “rights” […]

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Trust my heart?

The following is my poem based on I John 3:19-21 Which I now paraphrase (When my heart is not sure that I am of the truth, even when my heart condemns me, I need to remind myself that my opinion does not count! I remember one person who said, “I can’t accept a God who […]

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Humility Iniquity Life Challange

Honest to God?

Most honest people sit in a church wondering why they themselves struggle with pornography, anger, discouragement, bitterness, selfishness, worry about the future, judgementality, etc. And No-one Else Seems To Struggle. Such a person is actually in a better place than the ones who think that they are just fine. Oh I know Transparency: (Being open […]

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Persistent Passion

How would you like to go to a church which had a report from God almighty that said: This church works hard; is patient; does not tolerate evil; checks out people who claim to be leaders and teachers and can tell the difference between those who are putting on a show and those who are […]

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Forgiveness Gratitude Iniquity Life Challange Mercy

MY RIGHTS? HOW ABSURD!

Be angry! And sin not! Ephesians 4:26 Not so easy, huh? The basic virtue is the fear of God. This is the beginning of all wisdom and the fear of God = passionate hatred of sin and intense thirst and hunger for righteousness. (Proverbs 1:7,Proverbs 8:13, Matthew 5:6) I don’t know about you but every […]

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Life Challange Sin

SIN IS FUN!

I believe that it is a mistake to suggest to our children that sin is just nasty and no fun at all. They will notice that there is a law against children drinking, having sex, smoking etc but no law against eating dirt. They will conclude that it must be because the illegal things are […]

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Humility Iniquity Life Challange

DON’T YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT?

A blind man came to Jesus and Jesus asked him what he wanted. Sounds like a dumb question right? The man was blind. However maybe it isn’t such a dumb question. Luke 18:41 Deep in my heart are desires that I am not entirely aware of and that ultimately control my motivation, drive and gratitude. […]

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Humility Iniquity Life Challange Relationships

LOOKING FOR SANITY? THAT’S INSANE!

I think that the problem starts with assuming that, “Well, I am perfectly sane and those people don’t agree with me so they must be insane.” The truth is that we are all, naturally insane! So why do we whine about human beings doing insane things? What else could they do! Insane people do and […]