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God Intimacy. . .

. . .and other random thoughts on trust. “The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’” Exodus 33:14 In the home church and evangelical circles I inhabit I hear the phrase “intimacy with … Continue reading

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“God don’t need the Money. . .”

“God don’t need the money, but you need to give.” Pastor Joel C. Hunter Pastor Joel said those words in a sermon back about 15 years ago. It was one of those truths so obvious, and yet so often missed, … Continue reading

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A Generous Life

    There are those who talk the talk and those who walk the walk; there are those who read holy scripture and there are those who try to live out its essence.  I’ve just had house guests for the past eight days—old friends from … Continue reading

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The Pizza Missionary

   Well, it wasn’t pizza exactly–or a mission. It was spaghetti and meatballs for lunch at a new pizza joint near where I live. About two months ago I noticed work going on in this long vacant spot in a strip mall. … Continue reading

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Joy vs. Happiness

   “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love,  just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. … Continue reading

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Fasting

“When you fast. . .”  Mt. 6:16     Many years ago Pastor Joel quoted the above verse, the very words of Jesus, and said something to the effect that fasting is an expected part of the Christian life.  Jesus fasted and so … Continue reading

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Golden Dreams

     That’s what my friend GeorgiaAna calls them.  Maybe if we’re lucky we have a half-dozen of these dreams in a lifetime. They’re the dreams in which the Holy Spirit clearly speaks to us in the symbols and metaphors of Heaven–announcing … Continue reading

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