The absurdity of being too far gone to be forgiven

Forgiven“God would never forgive someone like me….I’m too far gone.”

Oh, really? What makes you so special?

When we understand the gospel we realize that this statement is probably the most absurd thing a person could ever say. Continue reading

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Saying yes to the process

Process_RoadWe like instant answers and straight lines. We want to see the end from the beginning. God likes process and mystery.

As Abi Stumvoll says in this video, this process is the least favorite thing about our life in Christ. Continue reading

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Proving that God is good

God_is_GoodThe main goal of our transformation in Christ is proving, first to ourselves, then to the world around us, that God’s intent for everyone is very good. In fact, it’s perfect and exactly what everyone is looking for, though they may not know it or believe it.

We need our minds renewed because we come from a culture that’s the opposite of Continue reading

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Looking for gold

Looking_For_GoldWhat do you think would happen if we asked the Lord what good thing He sees in every person we came into contact with?

I’m talking about the people we work with, go to school with, live with…they sit next to us on the plane…they are the people who irritate us in the grocery store. Continue reading

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Quote: Christ who lives

JohnGLake“The great majority of the Christian world is still weeping at the foot of the cross. The consciousness of man is fixed on the Christ Who died, not the Christ Who LIVES. They are looking back to the Redeemer Who was, not the redeemer who IS.” ~John G. Lake

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Happy Beloved Day!

Mel_Maureen_Phoenix_2015My beautiful bride and I are enjoying our 36th Valentine’s Day since we first met. We’re loving our brief time away in the sunny 80 degree weather of Phoenix, but even more so, just being together and spending time with family.

Maureen and I want to wish you a very blessed Valentine’s Day.  Know that YOU are Jesus’ Valentine forever! Continue reading

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Quote: on living a powerless life

Kisses-From-a-Good-GodToday is my birthday (Yay!), and I’m spending a couple of weeks in Phoenix visiting family in February (Yay!), so I’m not posting much until I get back the end of next week.

In the meantime, I’ve been reading, “Kisses  From a Good God” by Paul Manwaring where he shares his journey of faith while battling cancer. Continue reading

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