The Life Cycle of Dependence

In many species, but especially mammals, God’s design is for the young to be dependent upon the adults until they can function on their own.  Once independence is attained, the process repeats with a new generation of parents.  The cycle in man continues as aging people often require assistance to meet their daily needs.  So,…

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I Love You So Much It Hurts

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Have you ever loved someone so much that your heart literally ached for them? This intense feeling happens most often when we are apart from “the one our heart desires,” usually a fiancé or spouse, but it can also be a child, or grandchild. It’s hard to believe we can experience such ecstasy and pain…

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Limitless Grace

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We know God’s love is limitless from the many scriptures describing love – including the one from 1 John 4:16 that says “God is Love.” If God is infinite in His Being, and His Being is the personification of love, then His love is infinite as well.  But does God’s grace correspond similarly?  Dallas Willard,…

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The Highway: His Way or My Way

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If we are to learn an important lesson from the life of King David, it would be that the God of the Universe is wholly adequate – all wise and all knowing – to advise us regarding all life issues.  The majority of present-day Christians would probably agree with this truth, while privately disregarding it…

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The Better Road

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No one makes a decision in a vacuum. We are influenced by culture, family, race, socio-economic status, education, friends, religion, whether we will admit it or not – and the list goes on. God’s wisdom and grace give us the freedom of choice, and He further adds the freedom to choose our influences, as well…

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God is Pro-Choice

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God originated choice at the beginning of time when He created man and woman and set them in the Garden of Eden with instructions not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  We all know how that turned out, and most of us have pondered why God did not keep…

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The Mess We Create

Have you ever tried to do something for others that backfired in the worst way?  This seems to happen frequently with families or among friends where we are really trying to help, but everyone just gets angrier.  We see it in government where one branch is trying to fix or undo the actions of another…

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Discerning Truth

We live in the information age where we can look up most anything by speaking into our phones.  That instant gratification generally has us more focused on getting answers than in taking the time to vet the answers, or their sources.  If the answer seems plausible, that is usually good enough. For those who do…

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