Category Archives: Renewal

Trash Talk

July 22 Just the other day, while out driving on a stretch of rural road, I came across a section of road that was littered with an abundance of trash. Trash on the road. In the ditches. Strewn across the … Continue reading

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The Gardens of God

July 21 “He restores my soul…” (Psalm 23:3a) Yesterday, we talked about seeds – how they are like thoughts sown into our minds and hearts – and how the “plants” from those seeds affect our lives. But what if an … Continue reading

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Seed of Life

July 18 “…Our inner self is being renewed day by day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16) Before we move on from this topic of our personal renewal – I wanted to give you one more picture that could be helpful in understanding … Continue reading

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Renewal…

July 17 I really need to clarify an obvious objection to what we have been discussing… God’s work in us can certainly seem like a gradual work – so when we hear someone declaring God’s immediate work in us… it … Continue reading

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A God of Immediacy

July 11 “And God said… And it was so.” (Genesis 1) “Jesus said to (the blind man), ‘Go your way; your faith has made you well.’ And immediately he received his sight…” (from Mark 10:52) At the risk of estranging … Continue reading

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Helping, or Curing…

July 1 We are about to launch into a new series that I feel captures the most important practical lesson for a true expression of Christian faith. But before I do, I wanted to establish a framework from which we … Continue reading

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Living in pursuit…

May 20 We live in a subdivision, in a very rural setting. Because we are surrounded almost entirely by woods, we often have the opportunity to view wildlife up close and personal. Deer, hawks (an occasional eagle) and wild turkeys … Continue reading

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