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A tale of two kitties

They’ve experienced the best of times and the worst of times. Belle (left photo) came from an animal shelter. Rory (right photo) showed up on our back doorstep on one of the coldest February nights last year (below zero). We adopted … Continue reading

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Encountering the Father’s love changes everything

I’m continuing where I left off in my last post, including a clip from Jonathan and Amy Claussen (Family Restoration Project) from our time together. I think it will be a great blessing to you. I mentioned in my last … Continue reading

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It’s about life with Father

I believe we’ve been mislabeling the parable about the father and his two sons for centuries (See Luke 15:11-32). Our Bibles usually call it the parable of the lost son (or the prodigal son). Of course, these titles in our … Continue reading

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The spiritual orphan mindset

Every once and a while I’ll turn my radio back on and expose myself to the theology of popular Christian music, only to be reminded again why I don’t listen to it. The other day was no exception. To be … Continue reading

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When the Father’s love touches our orphan heart

When the Father touches our heart everything changes. We will never be the same. We will never look at people the same. We will never relate to God the same. We will never read the Bible the same. We will never … Continue reading

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When we see Him we find out who we are

When the Father reveals Himself to you in a personal way, not only do you see Him for who He really is, you begin to see yourself as who you really are in Him. I’ve had many transforming encounters with the … Continue reading

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When does “Bible believing” become idolatry?

I tend to cringe whenever I hear people identify themselves as “Bible believing” Christians…or  that they go to a “Bible believing church.” I want to ask, just what exactly does that mean to you? Now, before you start picking up stones, let me … Continue reading

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Twelve truths about our heavenly Father

Is He God the Father or more like some  religious Godfather to you? It seems to me that most people like and even love Jesus, but they have no grid, or worse, have a scary view of God the Father. Jesus is seen as the peace loving lamb-God-man … Continue reading

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Why we really do need freedom from religion

I’m in a state in the U.S. that headquarters the Freedom from Religion Foundation. We both agree on needing freedom from religion, but for different reasons. The origin of the word “religion” is instructive. It comes from two Latin words (re-ligare) which … Continue reading

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Where are we going?

“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for … Continue reading

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