Tag Archives: bible

Christians make terrible rules

Growing up, my family was in church every time the doors were open. Sunday morning, Sunday school, followed by church. Go home for a pot roast and an afternoon of rest. Return to church for evening service, or as we … Continue reading

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Joyful Scripture

Let’s keep going, joy doesn’t let up. For today’s thoughts on joy, head over to Mary Demuth’s blog. She posted 25 verses on abundance and joy. My favorites? 3. Isaiah 55:12 You will go out in joy and be led … Continue reading

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Where are you?

Then the eyes of [Adam and Eve] were opened, and they realized they were naked… and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. As a unprofessional counselor, it’s easy (relatively) for me to draw out … Continue reading

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Keep it holy

And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2:3 If you come from a Christian background, you’ve likely heard this verse before. … Continue reading

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On being content

Contentment. What does that mean? The writer* of Ecclesiastes spends a lot of time discussing contentment. Over and over I read that “life is meaningless” yet still the writer manages to convince me that there is purpose and enjoyment in … Continue reading

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And He called it: sin.

When I was a little younger, sin was just something I did wrong on a long list of “don’ts”, something that I felt guilty about mostly because I wasn’t supposed to do it. Plus, if I got caught, I didn’t … Continue reading

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I found out this week that I have no idea what Advent is. 25 years in the Church, and I’ve never understood it. Until now. My friend, T, called me this week with encouragement for what I’ve been processing recently. … Continue reading

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Sermon recap

Today is election day, and everyone is talking about it. Well, go here if you want more dialogue about it. I’m convinced it’s not the only thing going on in the world today, and would rather talk about something else. … Continue reading

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Peace v. Sword

Matthew 10:34-36 34″Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn ” ‘a man against his father, a daughter … Continue reading

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View Larger Map When I met my new friend, Eric, he asked me what my name meant. I gave him the same answer I’ve always given. “It’s from the Bible. 1 Samuel. David saves the city of Kyla”. Everyone has … Continue reading