Enthusiasm: the mystery of God in us!

enthusiasmEnthusiasm is a heart word. When you’re enthusiastic, you’re living from the heart…you’re touching God! It’s becoming like a little child, which is the way of heaven. It’s when you’re most fully alive.

If you understand Greek you probably vaguely hear the word for God (theos) in the word. It’s actually derived from the Greek Continue reading

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Free Christmas Gift for You — Susan Irene Fox

My blogging friend, Susan, is offering her Branch Devotionals for free download. Check them out. It will be good for your soul. Mel.

I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. (John 15:5, The Message) In the U.S., the Thanksgiving holiday is over. Yet my thankfulness exceeds a five-day weekend feast. […]

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God so loved – Part four

john3_16We’ve started looking at the most famous Bible verse of all—John 3:16. How God so loved every single human being on the planet that He gave what was most precious to Him—Jesus. And He did this so we could participate in the same fellowship of mutual devotion and other-centered love that the Father and Son have enjoyed since before the foundation of the world. Continue reading

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God so loved – Part three

john3_16I’ve been asked why I write so much about God’s love and not His other attributes. Isn’t that giving an unbalanced view of God? I would disagree because love is not an attribute of God, for God is love. To write about God is to write about love.

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He’s always been a Good Good Father

1john3_1Back in February of 2015, I shared the song “Good Good Father” by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown (Housefires). Since then I’ve shared interviews and other renditions of the song, including one with Chris Tomlin. It is, by far, the most popular worship song I’ve ever posted, with over 30, 000 views and growing. Why has this song resonated so with the body of Christ? Continue reading

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God so loved – Part two

john3_16If God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, why do we say He’s angry with sinners? And in what way did He save us? We’ll continue looking at what is probably the most famous verse in the Bible, John 3:16, in its context (John 3:14-21), which should show us some amazing things about goodness of God. Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving


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