You are valuable beyond measure

You are valuable, you are loved, and someone knows you even better than you know yourself. There is an image and likeness imprinted upon your being that is the basis of your value … a value beyond your wildest dreams. Coins used to have the face of the person who guaranteed their value, minted onto… read more »

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Dying to live. What does it mean to participate in the death and resurrection of Jesus?

  What does it mean to participate in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? [Jesus] saying, “The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” Then he said to them all, “If any want to become… Dying to live. What does it mean to participate in the death and resurrection of Jesus?“>read more »

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Certainty or Truth. Choose one.

Certainty or truth. Choose one. You cannot have both. These might seem like rather provocative statements but their purpose is to show the significant distinction between certainty and truth. There are many things we may be certain of. We may be certain of the facts of a situation. We may have moral and ethical principles… read more »

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Fleshly Thoughts… Exploring John's perspective on the concept of flesh

Fleshly thoughts… scary and intriguing for most who come from a Christian background. For many the word ‘flesh’ is almost synonymous with “sinful.” It is mainly through the interpretation of Paul’s writings, that flesh has come to symbolize uncontrolled passions and twisted desires. (Paul’s thoughts are obviously more nuanced than such a shallow reading would… Fleshly Thoughts… Exploring John’s perspective on the concept of flesh“>read more »

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Something truly surprising …

  Are you open to something truly surprising or have past experiences conditioned you to expect nothing more than what you are already familiar with? Obviously we are meant to learn from our experiences, but the wisdom we gain from them should not close us to the possibilities of the future. It would be a… read more »

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Tangible Love

  Your greatest gift may lie yet undiscovered… This is a season in which both joy and loneliness can be amplified. Many will reconnect with families and friends to eat and laugh and relax. For others loneliness will be intensified. The very fact that so many families come together and celebrate magnifies their own disconnected… read more »

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Boundless Generosity What does it mean to be the image and likeness of God?

  To imagine God as some divine architect standing at the beginning of time with a blueprint in his hand, according to which all things will unfold, is to enter the boredom of a pre-determined universe and the slavery of a manipulated existence. But to recognize God as the possibility beyond the past and present,… Boundless Generosity What does it mean to be the image and likeness of God?“>read more »

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Trump and a Unified USA – a Prophetic Vision.

After an election campaign that has been described as the most hateful in history, it is no surprise that internal tensions are rising. The predictable calls to unity seems to fall on deaf ears. The thin veneer of unity seems to be under threat in many nations, but in the USA the division is very… read more »

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