Monthly Archives: December 2011

12/31/2011…1/1/2012 Like it or not, it’s an opportunity. Dive in deep…’TRUST GOD 2012′

Year after year of worldly promises, wishful resolutions, impotent promises. 2012 ? It’s not so much that I feel a need to expound on my/your options, right? It really is just a confronting challenge, a loving brother to brother shoulder … Continue reading

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Who will I blame today?

When we don’t feel like reading and meditating on God’s word, when we sit/stand in a worship service and don’t worship, when we gather to pray and won’t offer up even a quiet word of surrender, is our fall back … Continue reading

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Stalked by the enemy or stalked by our anxieties?

What does your ‘devil’ look like?  Do you envision a horrific fiendish creature in flaming infernal persona?  No, probably not.  Who would be tempted to follow such a being, right?  Maybe you picture a vicious roaring lion, but would that … Continue reading

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A question worth asking and answering…

“…are we in bondage to the pleasures of this world so that, for all our talk about the glory of God, we love television and food and sleep and sex and money and human praise just like everybody else?  If … Continue reading

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Five thoughts restated that anchor me in Sovereign Joy

“…And we need to rediscover Augustine’s peculiar slant —a very biblical slant—on grace as the free gift of sovereign joy in God that frees us from the bondage of sin.  We need to rethink our Reformed doctrine of salvation so … Continue reading

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Deep-seated transformation of our pleasures

“The power that saves and sanctifies is the work of God deep beneath the human will to transform the springs of joy so that we love God more than sex or seas or scholarship or food or friends or fame … Continue reading

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…that your joy may be full.

Intimate, closely-tied connections to joy… from Jesus Christ, lover of my soul. John 15:9 -12 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.  Abide in my love.” “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my … Continue reading

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