Tag Archives: spiritual life

Devotion as a Way of Life

Devotion is not just about prayer, quiet time, and reading the bible. Devotion is also, about how we live our lives. We show real devotion by doing “everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17) Whatever we do—our job, hobbies, how we interact with friends, …

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Be Peace

Peace is important. Something we all struggle with from time to time. Things happen to us to knock us off balance and we lose our peace. We suffer a break up, face a break down, lose a loved one, a relationship blows up in our face, endure an illness, death and destruction bears down on …

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Romans 8–Nothing Will Seperate You From God’s Love

It should come as no surprise that the final verse’s of the eighth chapter of Romans is my favorite. Even when I had a problem with this book the idea contained in these verses appealed to me. They are a big part of my theology. God loves you. God’s love will never fail you and …

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Romans 8–Life In The Spirit

Romans 8 is a vast fervent expansion of the Christian assurance and hope contained in chapter 5. Paul wants the glory of their salvation, rather than the depressing reminder just given of their continuing sinfulness, to fill his readers’ minds and bring joy to their hearts. Paul wants to celebrate the incredible awesomeness of God’s …

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Fully Alive

I have not always been a Christian. It was in reading John 10:10 that I glimpsed the life promised through and in Jesus. Jesus didn’t come to point fingers and tell people they were going to hell. The message of Jesus is a call to a life of love not self-righteousness. He calls us to …

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Embrace The Journey

We are all on a journey. We are all on our way somewhere. We are born. We don’t choose when or where we come into the world. We don’t choose our parents or the family we are born into. I believe that we are all born for a reason that each of us has a …

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Blog Changes

You may notice that this blog looks different. It’s not as dark or stark as the previous look. I hope you like the new look and it is more appealing to you. Please look around and peek at my thoughts. I am sure you will find something to like, feel free to share and comment. …

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Where There Is Darkness, Light

Where there is darkness, light I am preparing a class on the St. Francis prayer. This prayer while not necessarily straight from St. Francis is a portrait of the life he led. This was his life. From the moment he saw his first vision until his death he lived the words of this prayer. He …

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Where There Is Despair, Hope

Where there is despair, hope I am preparing a class on the St. Francis prayer. This prayer while not necessarily straight from St. Francis is a portrait of the life he led. This was his life. From the moment he saw his first vision until his death he lived the words of this prayer. He …

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Take And Receive

There are things everyday to be grateful for, usually they slip by without our notice. I have been trying to be more aware of them. For me recently, passing my classes with a good grade, a cup of coffee, personal healing, my brother’s surgery check-up going well, and having a juicy hamburger for lunch, having …

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