Category Archives: Identity

How to keep a vibrant faith

How do we live a consistent vibrant faith? To be vibrant means to be full of energy and enthusiasm. The etymology for the word, enthusiasm, is instructive. It’s directly from Late Latin enthusiasmus, from Greek enthousiasmos, meaning: “divine inspiration”…from enthousiazein … Continue reading

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Why do we resist freedom?

What is it about us as human beings that we resist being truly free? Why do we prefer to be held by fear, to be the victim or the perpetrator, the oppressed or the oppressor? Why do we cling to … Continue reading

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All Christians should get a divorce

If you’re a follower of Christ, you need to get a divorce. Really, you do. As soon as possible, even though there may be a long custody battle. Don’t worry…God approves. What…not married? Well, actually, we’re all married in this … Continue reading

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Rescued from an empty and futile life

In at least one way, 2020 has been a gift to us. It’s gotten us all off our daily hamster wheel and allowed us to get some fresh perspective about our lives. Which makes it interesting that we’re wearing masks! … Continue reading

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You are Harrison Bergeron!

I thought I would have some fun today and talk about how dystopian 2020 has become. I’ve been thinking about whether we’re careening toward George Orwell’s “Nineteen-Eighty-Four“(1984)” or Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron.” Both stories take place in some dark future, … Continue reading

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How we walk in Freedom

In my post, “YOU were meant to live FREE!“, we started with this premise: “God does not deal with you according to what’s wrong with you but with what’s missing in your experience in Christ” (Graham Cooke). This must be … Continue reading

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YOU were meant to live FREE!

Beloved, you were meant to live in total freedom. And this includes every situation or circumstance you may find yourself in; especially, the crazy times we’re living in now! So, in that regard, I want to give you some tips … Continue reading

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Following Christ is living from another realm

When my heart belongs to another realm, it won’t be pulled back into what I left behind when I decided to follow Christ, for it is the seat of our affections that determine the course our life will take (Prov.4:23). … Continue reading

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Christ is our gateway to heaven…now!

Jesus is the gateway to heaven. As He told Nathaniel, He’s the conduit between heaven and earth (John 1:51). But this doesn’t just mean that He saved us so we can go to heaven when we die. He’s also the … Continue reading

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Our confidence for intimacy with God

Unlike the covenant of Abraham and Moses, our confidence is not based on pedigree or performance, respectively (see my post, “How God fulfills His promise to Abraham” for explanation). Our confidence is based on placement. When Christ died, we died; … Continue reading

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