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Thriving vs Striving

I recently posted on Facebook two alternative ways to live: thrive or strive. I wrote, “I need to stop striving for control and start thriving by trusting the One who controls everything.” Then, interestingly, I met someone at Starbucks who helped me see this dichotomy a bit more vividly. As I was sitting by the counter I happened to catch …Continue reading →

“There’s no God!”

God does not tolerate His children. He values their inherent worth. We are not His pet projects to be fixed. We are His lifelong lovers. God knows us by name and clothes us with His righteousness so we can enjoy an intimate relationship with Him. This is the Good News! Sadly, some christians today do not have either the time …Continue reading →

Johannes Kepler

“We astronomers are priests of the highest God in regard to the book of nature.” Kepler, “To Herwart,” March 26, 1598, in Baumgardt, Johannes Kepler, 44.

Focus on God

When we focus on our circumstances, God offends us and we offend Him. But when we focus on God, we offend our circumstances by being victorious over them. Hallelujah! We have the victory in Christ Jesus!

brave meekness

Red hot sparks burn twice, only a masochist calls it paradise. Atoms of rebellion seek to start a fight, a battle already lost and found redeeming our birthright. Freedom is a gift of which pleasure and pain concurrently reign. And character is waiting to walk down the road less traveled. Today, sacrifice is no longer esteemed but considered God’s weakness …Continue reading →

conviction

Guilt is not of God. The Holy Spirit instills deep conviction in the minds of men. Scrutiny filters through the chambers of the heart that overflows into the soul to conform us to Christ-likeness.

Cardiac Surgeon

God is in the business of changing hearts and Jesus is the cardiac surgeon on call.  Our job is to lie still on the operating table until the Holy Spirit instructs us where to go.

Tatooed-flesh

God accepted a self-initiated invitation to embody His own creation. They proclaim One called the Christ, neither legend nor hero, but God enfleshed. He lived among us, so they say, doing nothing more or less than exemplifying love in time and space; all-the-while, foreknowing an imminent terrestrial disgrace. But why would Omniscience do such a thing? Rumor has it, oracles …Continue reading →

Uncertainty

Familiar winds of fear take from me my last as I fall in a puddle of redundancy. Heaven opens and clouds gather to manifest my destiny. I challenge myself to a hazardous hike in the winter of my spirit’s fright to fight and be free. On my journey, I bring a pair of scarred shins and calloused feet to pave …Continue reading →

Passibility, Atonement, and Cruciformity

What does God’s suffering for us (on the cross) to save us and God’s suffering with us to strengthen and comfort us have to do with Christian character formation or Christ-likeness (cruciformity)? To read the full article click the highlighted title (Passibility, Atonement, and Cruciformity) at the bottom of this post. ABSTRACT Does God’s suffering for us to save us …Continue reading →

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