Tag Archives: Spiritual Health

Missionaries: Spiritual Bristlecone Pines

I read about bristlecone pines and found myself with new appreciation for our precious missionaries that take the Great Commission literally (as we all should). Bristlecone pines are so interesting. They are highly resilient to harsh weather & bad soils. … Continue reading

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Paul’s “My” Gospel

In Romans 2:16, Paul does something curious; he calls the gospel, “my gospel.” Funny. In most other places he uses the plural possessive,”our gospel.” But here he calls it his own. Why? Paul doesn’t mean that he is the author … Continue reading

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No Longer Slaves

Augustine of Hippo said “he who sings prays twice,” once with our music and once with our words. This song has pierced my heart as only music can. It is my anthem of freedom. My fears were drowned in perfect … Continue reading

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Love Mercy

We are called to not only be merciful, but to love mercy (Micah 6:8). To love it! When you love something you sacrifice for it, you protect it, and you put it before yourself. Mercy (not getting what you deserve) … Continue reading

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Self-Interest

You may not want to read this one. Skip it, that’s ok. Pilate wasn’t stupid. He knew that Jesus was innocent (Matt. 27:23). He knew the Jews wanted Jesus dead. Pilate also knew something else about the Jews: their motive. … Continue reading

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Porn & Purity

Pornography is an epidemic today. EPIDEMIC; I don’t use that word lightly or in hyperbole. It is a flat-out plague! I would say porn is the “leprosy” of our times. It is contagious, infectious, and poisonous. It leaves festering DEATH … Continue reading

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The Potter & The Clay

God sent Jeremiah on a field trip to a potter’s studio where he saw an artist forming & fashioning clay as he saw fit. The end result was a beautiful, useful pot. This simple, but powerful analogy illustrates how God … Continue reading

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