Tag Archives: big picture

Investment Strategy

Once upon a time there was a rich investor, and she had a very successful portfolio of investments.    One day she determined that she would have to go on an extended business trip, and she called three of her managers to her office. She explained to them about the business trip and that she…
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Sun behind all suns – Prayer

Sun behind all suns, Soul behind all souls, ..... Show to us in everything we touch and in everyone we meet the continued assurance of Your presence 'round us: lest ever we should think you are absent. In all created things You are there. In every friend we have the sunshine of Your presence is shown…
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Another Possible Temptation of Jesus

The temptation in the desert is a favorite story from the life of Jesus. There are some excellent insights into what it is to be human, and the temptations that we all face in one way or another, in our effort to get life apart from the source of life himself. The story starts as John has just…
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Jesus’ Gospel is Confrontational

I have been thinking about some conventional wisdom - that one should stay away from talking about the contentious issues because they are a "no win". That choosing sides will only get you embroiled in debates. It was suggested that staying clear of these debates will free one to talk about Jesus and his Kingdom. My…
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Freedom: Making Freer Choices

"If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you." - Jesus Who the Son sets free is free indeed!  I so love this scripture from John 8.  Christian freedom has been long explored,…
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Living Awake!

The idea that God can be found in all things has been a rich and welcomed renovation in my life.  It is the practice of living awake.  I am coming to understand that the mystery that is God cannot be contained by my thoughts and the structures I use to think about God.  Neither do…
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Which Jesus?

“What are people saying about who the Son of Man is? ”They replied, “Some think he is John the Baptizer, some say Elijah, some Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” He pressed them, “And how about you? Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter said, “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of…
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The Veil Is Thin Tonight

  The veil Between heaven And earth Is thin  Tonight And You My sweet Love Are most alluring Evasively intoxicating Stretched out Upon the horizon In rapturous  Beguiling beauty Gossamer garments Garland Your skin A shimmering tapestry Of timeless, translucent Transcendence Refracting Your radiance Pure light! The reckless raging Maelstrom of Your Love Bursting Into…
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Legend of the Fire Maker

Once upon a time, in a far away land, a wise man made a discovery.  He discovered fire and with fire, he could be warm, cook his food and have light through the dark of night.  He had heard of a people across the mountains; the people who lived on the plains and he wondered…
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Looking at Jesus

  They say that you become what you look at, and I think in many ways they're right.  For example, if we spend a lot of time watching violent movies or video games we can become desensitized to violence, and some studies suggest that we are much more likely to behave violently.  If we focus…
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