Tag Archives: grace turned outward

The army of the Lord

So I published yesterday’s Catch on the local Neighborhood Watch which was starting to get rather nasty between the-government-is-keeping-us-safe people and the-government-needs-to-get-its-nose-out-of-my-business people. It was nice to see 13 positive reactions to my article, and a few thankful comments. This … Continue reading

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Touch

To touch or not to touch, that is the question. Jesus was constantly around poverty and disease. He rubbed shoulders with the crowd. He touched lepers to heal them. He spit on the ground, made mud with his spit, rubbed … Continue reading

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Fear not

Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened, but in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. 1 Peter 3:14-15 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. … Continue reading

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Against the wind

This has been a monumental year so far. With this being an election year, and a completely divided electorate throwing contempt from pole to pole, and evangelical Christians sought after by both sides — not for their faith or their … Continue reading

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Moving on up!

In an election year the future of America will depend on how well people lose. So get ready, some of us will have to apply this to ourselves. But of course, it’s just as important how we win. Maybe even … Continue reading

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Take the high road

It is critical, especially in light of the ongoing culture wars (and they are ongoing; and appear to be worsening) how we behave as Christians in the world and in the marketplace of ideas, and right now, it’s my observation … Continue reading

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Becoming friends with your enemies

So now that we have all of you with boots on the ground refusing to enter into gossip, rumors, and negative talk with friends about perceived enemies — now that there are so many of you, as Bob has suggested … Continue reading

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The justice of the Creator to His creatures

In honor of Presidents’ Day, I thought I would share a quote from one of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, that might speak into the place we find ourselves today in this country. While searching, I found out that the … Continue reading

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