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How to Know For Sure…

Does any of this sound familiar to you? The Christian traditions that I was raised in taught that is was presumption to say that I know for sure that I am going to be in heaven after I die…and that makes sense if you base your salvation on your manner of life and good works. […]

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What Do You See?

How do you teach woodworking to a blind man? That was the question that confronted me several years ago as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I was assigned to work in a school for the blind as crafts instructor with the goal of diversifying products to be sold in the local market. The young men were […]

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Losing my Religion.

No more performing out of fearTrying to keep my conscience clearIt all seems so insincereI’d trade it all to meet You here [Chorus 1] I’m losing my religionI’m losing my religion I’m losing my religion, and finding something newI need something different, and different looks like YouI’m losing my religion, and finding something new‘Cause I […]

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‘Peter Pan’ Faith

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11 KJV This post is an appeal to pray that the Body of Christ on the earth may receive grace to resist […]

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How to Glorify God

Glorifying God  “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV What does it mean to glorify God? Why […]

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The Devil’s Basketball

“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” Ezekiel 28:15 KJV My wife, Lisa, gave a brilliant illustration to her grandson, Zane, using the game of basketball that he loves as a way to explain God’s plan of salvation. She described the necessity of […]

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How To Insult a Cat

“As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and rock of offense: and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.” Romans 9:33 (KJV) Cats are odd creatures for a number of reasons. This is especially true of ‘outdoor cats’.  One of the oddities of outdoors cats is how they love […]

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