How Many Kings?

We think about Jesus’ birth, setting, songs, and joy at Christmas. But I wonder if you’ve considered lately how much Jesus loves you? A favorite Christmas song speaks to this. It’s “How Many Kings,” originally released by Centricity Records and sung by a Canadian group called Downhere. Marc Martel was a lead singer with that…

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Romans 12:9-21: One Another!

In Romans 12:9-21, one small phrase is repeated three times. That phrase is “one another.” That phrase is significant because it is used about 100 times in the New Testament, many of those in Paul’s writings. Interestingly, the “one another” statements almost always fall into three categories. Let’s look at these three commands in Romans…

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Love your enemies

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, Do good to those who hate you, Bless those who curse you, Pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who…

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As we wait, set our soul on fire!

Contemplation is nothing else but a secret, peaceful, and loving infusion of God, which, if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the spirit of love– St. John of the Cross, Dark Night of the Soul I’ve been thinking about this quote written in the late 1500s by the mystic St. John of the…

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He Speaks – We Obey

In our women’s Bible study this week, the author and presenter of the study asked this question: Is there an area in your life where your response to “and God said” needs to be, “and it was so?“ The study is a birds-eye view of the story of scripture. We are just beginning, and so…

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Our Good Crisis #6: Value or Virtue?

In Chapter 5 of Our Good Crisis, Dodson explores the concepts of value and virtue. I have to admit, I had never thought much about the difference. His words prompted my own search for meaning. If you work in an organization, you most likely have spent some time either formulating, developing or training in identifying…

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