Tag Archives: relationship with God

How Clear is Your Line of Sight?

Line of sight is “a straight line along which an observer has unobstructed vision.”* How Unobstructed is Your Vision? Behold what manner of love of the Father that we should be called his children. 1 John 3:1 The presence and … Continue reading

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Headline News – Only One Aspect of Reality

Afghanistan. Haiti. Lebanon. Ethiopia. Myanmar…. The headline news can be deeply distressing at times. The weak seem to get weaker, the abusive seem to get ahead. Violent Hands Acts chapter 12 is a violent chapter. The opening verses say as … Continue reading

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Life Transitions

Two week’s ago my wife, Beth, and I had the honor of being co-presenters with our friends at VantagePoint3 on the topic of Life Transitions. (Our friends at VP3 – Rob, Pam, Emily and Kay – are absolutely brilliant at … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage Guide Included

“When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” John 16:14 This “truth” that the Spirit of truth is guiding us into is not a mere download of doctrine. Rather, it is into the … Continue reading

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Toward Becoming A Father or Mother in the Faith

What are some markers of a mother or father in the faith? I take note of John’s descriptions of three generations of believers in his first epistle: “I am writing to you, little children,     because your sins are forgiven for … Continue reading

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A Waiting Posture

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him”  Psalm 37:7 One of the more uncomfortable postures in life is that of waiting. Waiting for a follow-up phone call on a job interview. Waiting for the doctor to call with the test results. … Continue reading

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Figuring Life Out Gives Me a Headache, and a Heartache

Serious Research I have been doing an informal survey. It’s easy, you can do it too. Watch for all the times you and others around you make the following statement: “I have to figure this out…..” Listen for it. It can … Continue reading

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The Essential Need of Character Growth

Coming Full Circle If you have not read the post previous to this one, please take a moment to read it. The heart of spiritual formation is union with Christ. Personal formation, or character  maturation, is a corollary of that … Continue reading

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