Tag: Discipleship

Root canals and believers

I had my first root canal this morning. I think they really get a bad rap. Sure, I don’t like the sound of the drill or the numbing shots or sitting with someone’s hands in my mouth for long stretches of time. But it wasn’t terribly painful – and I did have meds for numbing …

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Legalism / License / Liberty

Acts 15:1-35. It’s all about grace! Try to stay in the middle… There are two extremes and one middle ground. Legalism – characteristics: bound by law, dos and don’ts, strict License – characteristics: abuse of grace, entitlement and selfishness, no boundaries Liberty – FREEDOM! – living in the middle ground; no extremes   2 Corinthians …

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turning your back…on the crowd

This post by Ann Voskamp appeared in front of me this morning. Here’s an excerpt:   We all get to choose where we set up the stage of our lives — before the Crowds, the Court, the Congregation, the Critics (inner or otherwise)-– or the Cross of Christ. All except One will assess your performance. …

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just how powerful are words? This is what Proverbs 18:21 says in The Message:

It’s all about Him – not a cause

Copied and pasted from my friend Heather Pound’s blog   “People in the poorest countries that rely heaviest on aid are human beings—quite often, very thoughtful human beings—with equally valuable and important places at the table of God’s mission in the world as anyone else……Jesus was not known as one who dished out meals to prostitutes …

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I saw this word. sozo, on Ann VosKamp’s blog today. Here is the link. http://www.aholyexperience.com/2014/01/what-jesus-said-is-a-life-changer-the-sozo-habit-camera-giveaway-winners It is an excerpt from her book One Thousand Gifts. The Greek word “sozo” means “to save, deliver, protect, heal, preserve, do well, and be made whole.”

Keep Making Me

How to THRIVE? “Keep Making Me” Make me broken So I can be healed ‘Cause I’m so calloused And now I can’t feel I want to run to You With heart wide open Make me broken Make empty So I can be filled ‘Cause I’m still holding Onto my will And I’m completed When you …

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the WORD

anxiety & comfort

Psalm 94:19   ESV – When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. NIV – When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. The Message – When I was upset and beside myself, you calmed me down and cheered me up. NASB – When my anxious thoughts …

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Five Minute Friday: Jump

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. If you’re new here (welcome!) the rules are simple: Write, don’t edit, link your post to her page, and then share the encouragement like wildfire. The prompt this week is: Jump     “Go ahead and jump” – an old Van Halen song from the past. …

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