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Month: November 2012

Awaken to Wonder

Awaken to Wonder

I’ve always thought that we are called to live in reverend awe of God. Hence when I learned that Margaret Feinberg‘s new book is called Wonderstruck I knew right away I wanted to read it. So I am more than delighted to be part of her partymob team for Wonderstruck. I’ve been reading the sneak preview of the book and I will be sharing the best parts with you on Fridays. If you are eager to learn how to live…

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Called by Name

Called by Name

Do you know that God knows you by name? To God you are not a nobody.  To God you are his beloved child. To God you are a very special person. Hosea put it well: I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies;     I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved. In the place where they yelled out, “You’re nobody!”     they’re calling you “God’s living children.” Isaiah maintained this same emphasis: If each grain of sand on the seashore were numbered…

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The Source of Life

The Source of Life

The daylight is getting shorter and shorter, the darkness is all around us. This is the time of year when the Bible verses telling us that Jesus is the light for all people are even more precious. Or maybe it is easier to understand how much we need Jesus in the midst of all this darkness. Because of Christ the darkness will not have the last word. In the beginning was the Word     and the Word was with God     and…

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The Best Deal Ever

The Best Deal Ever

Black Friday is the craziest shopping day in the U.S.A. But no matter how many hours people spend shopping, the best deal ever can’t be bought. Because it is free yet so precious. It was shed and given on Good Friday almost 2000 years ago. It is valid every day until the end of the world. By dying on the cross for our sake Jesus gave us the best deal ever: we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus….

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Does It Matter What I Choose Today?

Does It Matter What I Choose Today?

What do you think? Does it really matter what you choose today? The world is big, you are small…does it really matter what you choose today? I dare to say yes. It does matter what we do each day. It does matter what we choose. Why? Because each choice we make changes us into one direction or another. Yes, you can’t see or feel the difference today but in five years time you can already see or feel it. It…

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The Holy Road Home

The Holy Road Home

Are you exhausted, ready to quit? Do you feel lost or weak? Are you tired of waiting? The darker it gets outside, the harder it is to believe that there is light, there is purpose, there is God. Sometimes life seems like a desert. But no matter how we feel, God is real. No matter how things seem, there is hope. Sure, there are periods of time when God seems distant. Sure, there are periods of time when nothing happens…

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Filling Your Mind

Filling Your Mind

Did you know that we see up to 3000 images per day? That truly is a total overload and there is no way we could process all of them. Hence you need to be careful how you are filling your mind. Images do have lots of emotional power and most of them are used in advertisements. They want to control us and our wallets. They want to imprint images into our minds. They want us to believe lies. I don’t…

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Learning to Be Content

Learning to Be Content

Do you remember a Robin Williams movie called Dead Poets Society? It was done in 1989 but it’s still one of my favorites. I especially loved how Robin Williams taught his students to look at things from different perspectives:  “Why do I stand up here?  I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.  You see the world looks very different up here … Just when you think you know…

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Extending Grace not Judgment

Extending Grace not Judgment

“Is your default mode toward others judgment or grace?” asked Rick Warren on Twitter a few years ago. It got me thinking. This is crucial. Have I fully embraced grace, been changed inside out and now truly reflecting and extending God’s love and grace? And not hate, doom, and judgment? Because God is love and he wants us to live and move in grace. “I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so…

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Surprising Selection of Spirituality Books

Surprising Selection of Spirituality Books

Spiritual books are my companions on my way home to God. Books are my spiritual friends and I love spending time with them. And most of all I love that they enrich my thinking, empower my spiritual walk, and encourage me on my pilgrimage. Of course, the most important book in any Christian’s life is the Bible. I cherish it and I devour it daily. I enjoy comparing different translations and I am forever in awe how God can speak…

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