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I tried to explain as simply as I could,
“Well, the Holy Spirit is in her heart and she listens to His voice.”
Rebecca jumped right back into the discussion and chanted in a sing-song, lilting voice,
“That’s right. God the Father in my heart. Baby Jesus in my heart. Holy Spirit in my heart. Mother Mary in my heart…. but…. I still like mum and dad the best!”
Grace rolled her eyes and plunked her head down on the table with a loud sigh,
“Where does she get this stuff?”
I just laughed.
A few weeks later, as I ... (more)
...Surrender to His love and let it saturate every cell of your body. Then simply let His love flow through you. It ends up being a long journey to such carefree lifestyle because pride and ego get in the way. It is so simple that it seems complicated to our adult, logical mind.
No wonder Jesus says,
'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'
And in even stronger terms,
"I assure you," He said, "unless you are converted and become like children, you will ...and become... (more)
Jesus was walking alongside of the Sea of Galilee
when he turned to Simon Peter.and asked him
"Who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter answered Him,
"Why you are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Jesus was pleased with his answer.
So, Jesus turns to the modern day theologian and asks,
"Who do you say that I am?"
The modern day theologian answers,
"Why you are the eschatological manifestation in the ground of our being.
The kerygma, which finds its fulfillment in interpersonal relationships."
And Jesus says,... (more)
“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” ~Jesus H. Christ
Sometimes, I can be a downright judgmental prick. I constantly judge other people’s words, actions, and attitudes in comparison with my own ideals. I keep these judgments to myself because I don’t want to be rude or make people feel bad. It’s all for me: I condemn people in my mind in order to feel superior and boost my own self-esteem; I knock others down to build myself up.
When I pass these judgments, I always compare myself favorably with the behavior in question. “Look how sloppily that co-worker is dressed –... (more)
...professor. I laughed so hard that I never forgot it. For me it sums up what is wrong in our Western main line churches because they tend to intellectualize the gospel. Theology and doctrine or a better word would be sophistry, replaces spirituality and a basic love relationship with God.
Jesus was walking along the Sea of Galilee when He turned to Simon Peter and asked, "Who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered," Why you are the Christ, the Son of the Living God." And Jesus was pleased with his answer.And so Jesus turns to the modern-day theologian and asks,"Who do you say... (more)
...in her arms as a tiny, vulnerable infant.
We should be shocked at the extent of His humility when He came to live among as us a man, beginning His time on earth as a baby in a barn, surrounded by animals. Mary, as the mother of God, revealed a mother's love as she nursed and cared for Jesus. He was completely dependent on this girl to meet all of His needs. Actually He willingly placed His life in the hands of a thirteen to fifteen-year old kid. Perhaps Jesus's trust was based on the powerful love that God has placed in every mother's heart for her baby.
I am reminded of a... (more)
...But there is one little point that always seems to get missed in all of this "drill" talk - the number of wells and new leases neither guarantee a serious boost in production of actual gasoline and other petroleum products, nor predict when or if this may indeed occur. In another fact, it usually takes five, ten, even fifteen years before any given well really pays off.
But that must be Obama's fault, too. Well, since we all get to make stuff up, here's mine - when Jesus wept? It wasn't for the so-called Right. It's because of them, and their track record on the twisting of truth.(more)
... will do this to you, they would make you do x, they are going to bring America down – so elect us, and then we will stop them. Yet I never hear what “they”, meaning those self-same “Christians,” would actually do positively for the Nation. And here is the irony: the religions espousing Jesus were originally predicated on hope.
It almost seems criminal to have to point out that fear and hope also differ in another way: hope embraces the future, whereas fear scurries to the past, and most often, toward a past that never even existed. Except, perhaps, in the minds of the... (more)
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” -- Matthew 22:36-40
Christians do few things worse than share the love of Christ and the reality of healing and forgiveness with the sexually-disses among us. That would be the disoriented, the disappointed, the disturbed and the roundly discussed and often... (more)
I will always be one who looks back. Out of my past, with all its levels of conjured contentedness concealed between cushions of deceit, I draw my emotion. In the losses, I find my determination. In the pain, I uncover energy to search for the truth of healing. In the regret, I discover grace. Out of the stupidity of ill-conceived actions and words, I hunger for wisdom. In the layers of the past, I see the unfolding of the future.
On some days, it is as if I am still stuck back there; on others it is as if I never was. Such is an Odyssey of Grace, a clumsy reconciling of sin and shame... (more)