Tag Archives: Jesus

Don’t Mind the Mess. Jesus Doesn’t.

I had an aunt who was a neat freak.  There's no other way to put, and she would agree, if through gritted teeth and tight-lipped smile.  I have a memory of visiting her home and my wife-to-be mistakenly walking into the freshly vacuumed family room.  My aunt shrieked with panic as my betrothed's socked foot…
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Power of Wonder – Secret to Deep Faith

An often overlooked aspect of faith is wonder.   When we talk about wonder we are thinking specifically about three postures; standing in disbelief, standing in the question itself and standing in awe or amazement of something. Wonder positions us to be open spiritually - this doesn’t mean non-discerning but an openness to learn, to…
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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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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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Growing Up in Christ: Friends not Servants

When my sons were younger, age three or four, it was perfectly reasonable for us as parents to set out their clothing, help them get dressed, cross the street and prepare their dinner plate.   Imagine if my son, the eldest being 21, still waited for mom and dad to set out his clothes, help…
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Love Wins (1 Cor. 13:8)

I am amazed how the perfect love of God works in and through His good creation but have been surprised at the reaction of some folks.  These sincere people get concerned that when we talk about love, it must be at the expense of truth.   They suspect love is different than truth as if the truth…
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Culture of Love in the Trinity

One of the things we like to do as human beings is to figure out whose in charge, who runs things or if you like, who has the power.  Once we get an idea of where the power lies, we want to figure out what our position is relative to that power, and then, in…
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Interview with Michael Rose on Becoming Love

Michael talks about his latest book "Becoming Love. Avoiding Common Forms of Christian Insanity" and shares a great deal of the heart that permeates the book and inspires his ministry and life. "In Becoming Love, Michael Rose leads us to the very foundation of our Christian faith and helps us step off the treadmill of…
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The Neighbor’s – Short Story

  God will often offend the mind to reveal the heart, and the following is a short story I wrote as an adaptation of the familiar parable of the Good Samaritan. Set in the modern day, I have attempted to re-tell this powerful story in such a way that we can identify with each of the…
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Rest in The Storm

In this audio edition of Rhythms of the Heart we reflect on Mark 4:35-40 where Jesus and his disciples are crossing in a boat and meet a severe storm that threatens to sink the boat.  Reflecting upon this story of Jesus' life, what is God saying to you in it?  We listen first to glean the principles.…
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