Faith in Real Life

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Santa Claus is Real… sort of

Ti's the season when our hearts are warmed by the Christmas tradition of giving to others.  While deeply entrenched it is admittedly at times, over-shadowed  by voracious consumption.  Christmas traditions are numerous, rich and often very special to many world-wide.   With the season also comes the gentle and not so gentle reminders to keep Christ […]

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We Awaken in Christ's Body

We awaken in Christ’s body as Christ awakens our bodies, and my poor hand is Christ, He enters my foot, and is infinitely me. I move my hand, and wonderfully my hand becomes Christ, becomes all of Him (for God is indivisibly whole, seamless in His Godhood).

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Growing Deeper

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Jesus. A Parable of God

They say a  picture is worth a thousand words.  A story can hold so much more than dry propositions or facts and one of the reasons Jesus was such an effective communicator was because He employed stories.  In these stories … [Read More...]

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Love is… Indiscriminate

  Consider a rose.  Can a rose choose who it will share its breath-taking beauty with?  Can it  withhold its  captivating fragrance from bad people and share liberally with good people?  The sun shines and the rain falls of the saints and the sinners … [Read More...]

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Discovering "Thin Places"

"Thin places" is a 5th century Celtic christian term used to describe geographical places where it seems that space between Heaven and Earth are uniquely thin.  The Thin places could be in a building, cave, on a mountain top or by the sea shore.  It is the … [Read More...]

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Light Dispels Darkness

An excerpt for "Becoming Love. Avoiding Common Forms of Christian Insanity"  Exploring how God is faithful when we need Him most! Many people are under the impression that the holy God flees in the presence of sinful people, He … [Read More...]

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Free Indeed

In this audio reflection, Michael leads us through some thoughts on John 8:33-46.  Jesus is speaking about freedom and the fact that His words are truth and bring freedom.  Jesus contrasts this with sin and lies which bring slavery.  Often times … [Read More...]

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A Hell of a Difference

Once upon a time there lived a woman who wished she could understand the difference between Heaven and Hell.  She petitioned God for such an experience, and one day God came to her in a dream.   God said to the woman, “I have … [Read More...]