Monthly Archives: September 2016

A masterpiece of “even more”

I’d like to paint a picture of God’s expansive love for you. It comes from 2 Samuel 12. Painting background Here’s the background. God selected David, an unknown shepherd boy, as the successor to King Saul to lead the Israelites. … Continue reading

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Sex and skin

There’s more to sex than mere skin on skin. Sex is as much spiritual mystery as physical fact. As written in Scripture, “The two become one.” Since we want to become spiritually one with the Master, we must not pursue … Continue reading

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#NotNetflix

I was reading a one page bio in the Strategist section of New York magazine when it struck me… Under Lightning Round, I learned the subject’s age, roommates, recent splurge, favorite thing about summer in New York, and… drum roll… … Continue reading

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One size fits all

Wondering what to wear today? So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an … Continue reading

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Birth pains

John 3 recounts a conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus, a Jew, a Pharisee, a member of the Sanhedrin (the highest legal, legislative, and judicial body of the Jews), and a highly respected teacher of the Old Testament scriptures [1]. Jesus effectively … Continue reading

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Perceived risk

Today I heard “Stand in the light” by Jordan Smith for the first time. This is the primary lyric from the refrain: Cause the greatest risk we’ll ever take is by far/To stand in the light and be seen as we … Continue reading

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Being known

Great combinations: blue jeans and a white t-shirt, French fries and ketchup, watermelon and salt, surf and sun, peanut butter and jelly… I have a new one for you. This one is even better: 1/2 Samuel and Psalms. Peanut butter … Continue reading

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