A story-changing word

In some of the final words of our New Testament, the Holy Spirit and the Church, the bride of Christ, join in a tandem affirmation. Together, they speak one, powerful, story-changing word. In Revelation 22:17, they say to Jesus, “Come!” After this word gets recorded, John, the Revelation writer continues, “Let the one who is […]

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Better by association

In this Christian life of faith, we spend a lot of time trying to become better people. We look at the Galatians 5 list of the fruit of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—and we try our best to manifest those things in our lives. Of course, that is good! […]

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The Journey Is Too Much for You

In the story of your life you will have moments when the journey is too much for you. Not in a metaphorical or an emotionally descriptive sense, but in a real, literal one. There are times in our lives when we are not able to carry on.   This is true for everyone, even for […]

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The Power and the Promptings

There IS a way to consistently experience the power of the Holy Spirit. And it’s not nearly as difficult as we sometimes make it. I’m certain you have had moments in your life where you either sensed God’s presence or felt a surge of His power filling your soul, encouraging your faith and banishing your […]

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Pretending until it’s real

“All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be.” Thus said Screwtape, the shrewd demon mentor, to Wormwood, the demon-in-training, in C.S. Lewis’ classic The Screwtape Letters. I think Screwtape was onto something. Self-help and success experts have long preached the virtue of acting in ways that are consistent with our […]

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