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If You Love Me

John 14:15-21      “If you love me, you will follow my teachings.” What were Jesus’s teachings? Trust in God. Trust in Jesus. Love your neighbor, love your enemies, love each other. Trust and love. Do the right things that are … Continue reading

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Born of a Holy Spirit

John 3:1-17       How do you know if you’ve been born again? I think it’s easy to know. The Bible says the result (fruit) of receiving “the Spirit” is love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These … Continue reading

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Reformation is Returning to God

       I learned a deeper meaning of repentance this week. In a nutshell it means “returning to the image of God – oneness, unity.”      I also learned that 60+ per cent of the universe is made up of … Continue reading

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You Are Loosed

  Luke 13:10-17 What burdens you and feels like the weight of the world on your shoulders? What are you tied to that you can’t escape? I think of several things as they relate to this story in Luke. The … Continue reading

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Love One Another

  John 13:31-35 Love one another.  When Jesus gave this “new” command to his disciples, it really wasn’t a NEW command.  The Greek word for “new” doesn’t mean this is a different command.  It means a qualitatively better commandment – … Continue reading

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My words shall not pass away – Mark 13

  Mark 13:31  “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” How does a literalist interpret this Bible verse? If earth passes away, then there is nothing left to speak or hear Jesus’s words.  We all … Continue reading

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One Big Benefit of Centering Prayer

  One of the benefits of centering prayer is that is helps reduce the influence of the fear-driven EGO. Peace comes when fear is removed. Fear is cast out by perfect love. This is both an internal and an external … Continue reading

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The Ego and the Holy Spirit

  I’m reading Marianne Williamson’s book, A Return to Love: Reflections on A Course in Miracles. Today, she’s talking about how the ego within us is always seeking separation while the Holy Spirit within seeks oneness, the healing of our … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light

  This is the good news from nature today. Light. In the wee hours of the morning, I walked along the sleepy road that comes to an end at a boat ramp a mile from my home. No traffic had … Continue reading

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Background on Praying the Gospels with Martin Luther

  Today I want to tell you a little about my book: Praying the Gospels with Martin Luther: Finding Freedom in Love. In 2008, I read the gospel sermons in Martin Luther’s Church Postil. Luther had been asked to write … Continue reading

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