Tag Archives: knowing

Seeing through Jesus

Hey Mike,  We know, according to scripture, God chose the Israelites as his people. Joined together under a covenant. There were several other tribes or nations on the earth and they must have had their own creation stories and modes of worship so was God not with them? It wouldn’t be Yahweh, but it would…
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From your Head to your Heart

“You must descend from your head into your heart. At present, your thoughts of God are in your head.  And God himself is, as it were, outside you, and so your prayer and other spiritual exercises remain exterior. Whilst you are still in your head, thoughts will not easily be subdued but will always be whirling about, like snow in winter or clouds…
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The Hum of the Creating Heart

It turns out that hum I hear in my head may be something more than the hamster on the wheel!  Can you hear it? Can you hear the hum, the electromagnetic hum of molecules as they interact in all things?  It’s not something we can hear audibly (but I suspect we can intuit), and yet…
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The difference between Coaching and Spiritual Direction?

What an excellent question and while volumes have been written on Spiritual Direction and life coaching, it is important to understand the two are not the same thing as if Coaching is a more contemporary term for Spiritual Direction. Coaching Christian Life Coaching can be an incredible tool in real life of everyday people, but…
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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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The Grace to Endure the Crushing Things of Life

Words like crushing, dying, despair, utter darkness are good words to describe walking through the valley of the Shadow of Death but are anemic when you have never experienced them, and quite honestly, I hope you never have to. But the reality is, some of us have, and for some of us this may be…
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Generous God :: Becoming Love

One of the biggest challenges for folks who see God through the eyes of shame is the inability to see that God is truly for us. "Yes, I know God loves me BUT..."  "Yes, it is all grace by faith in Jesus BUT..." This can be a real handicap as the One, who can truly…
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Here Comes the Light

Once upon a time, a Cave lived under the ground, as caves have the habit of doing. It had spent its lifetime in darkness. One day it heard a voice calling to it, “Come up into the light; come and see the sunshine.” But the cave retorted, “I don’t know what you mean. There isn’t…
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Blind Faith or Faith Filled Living?

“Oh no... I don't believe in works at all” he said. “I just believe that the sin we do is on one side, and the good things we do are on the other, and we hope the good outweighs or at least reduces the bad side!” “ Hmm Sounds like works to me” as I…
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