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Our Father in Heaven

Our Father in Heaven

Jesus taught us to pray “Our father in heaven”. As Mary DeMuth points out there are no singular pronouns in the entire Lord’s prayer. Jesus did not say MY father, he said OUR father. We are all included in the prayer. We are all God’s children. We are a community of God’s beloveds. And that’s how we should pray too. Communally. For each other. For those difficult people. Because that’s what being a family is meant to be. And we…

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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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Devote Your Heart to God!

Devote Your Heart to God!

What is God whispering to you this new year? Has he given you a word, a phrase, a verse? Would you, please, share with us what God is doing in your life? The word God has given me is DEVOTION. I feel called to devote my heart and mind to God. Not just theoretically but enthusiastically. We have an awesome God but too often we don’t really spend time in his presence. We have an almighty God but too often…

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