God’s Permissive Will

Whenever we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we are asking that God’s Kingdom manifest in our physical world, and that His will would be carried out exactly the same way that His will is absolute and dominate in Heaven. NOTHING takes place in Heaven that is not His will. This is a profound truth that we…

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The Importance of the Celebration

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A number of Christ-followers, including myself, have looked at Christmas as the celebration of Jesus’ birthday.  That view is supported in Western culture with the emphasis on manger scenes featuring a beautiful, helpless baby.  Certainly the reminder of what Jesus did for mankind in leaving His glory in Heaven to dwell with us and give…

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The Cure for Negativity

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Sometimes it seems there is not much to be happy about these days.  COVID variations still threaten people world-wide, US mandates threaten freedoms and livelihoods, and the unrest that follows threatens peace and security in families.  Anxiety and depression are at peak levels.  Many believe that finding a cure for this pandemic is the way…

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How the Elect Are Deceived

The nature of deception is that you don’t know you are being deceived.  So how do you deal with something you don’t know is there??  When deception finally comes to light, the reaction ranges from shock to anger to hurt, all accompanied by feelings of helplessness.  Nevertheless, we can learn from the experience.  The Star…

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Get Wisdom

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Take the jab, versus don’t.  Wear a mask, versus not.  Defund the police, versus support them.  Teach critical race theory, versus American history.  Increase government spending, versus balance the budget.  These polarizing issues simply go on and on.  Each side is animated and absolutely convinced they are right.  But where is wisdom? King Solomon’s Proverbs…

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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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