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Tagged With: faith

100-Word Stroll, 10/21/17: WHAT IS IT ABOUT “BY FAITH” YOU DON’T GET?

Naturalist and author Edward Abbey wrote, “Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.” No, it doesn’t.  It confirms it! Reformation Day this year is Tuesday, October 31st.  What sparked the fire in Martin Luther’s soul, back in 1517, was when he read the prophet Habakkuk’s statement:  “The righteous will live by his … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/11/17: DARE TO DARE; IT’S NOT SO CROWDED

IF YOU DON’T ASK, THE ANSWER’S ALWAYS NO; IF YOU DON’T GO AFTER WHAT YOU WANT, YOU’LL NEVER HAVE IT; AND IF YOU DON’T STEP FORWARD, YOU’RE ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN THE SAME PLACE.      “I’ve read that before.” Me, too.  Plenty of times.  The first 37 it didn’t stick.  It’s the kind of unpleasant, elbow-in-the-rib stuff … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 9/20/17: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF IS

“It is what it isn’t.” When your spirit speaks up in a matter-of-fact, no-nonsense tone reminiscent of your mom?  You know–Motherus Prime?  You listen.  Closely. To listen means to shut it.  I did.  Then I repeated it back. “It is what it isn’t?”  My spirit’s nod and baleful stare reminded me of a high school typing … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 8/13/17: THE TOUGH OLD BIRDS OF WINTER

I want to be remembered as one of the tough old birds of winter. I love Spring and Summer, don’t misunderstand.  There’s always a raucous surround-sound din of The Bird Choir from all points of the compass.  No matter the weather, or what kind of day I’m having, The Bird Choir’s always in full voice. It takes … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s for 7/28/17: 2 WAYS TO THROW BACK FLOUNDERING FAITH

Your life as a Christian should make nonbelievers question their disbelief in God. I’m not talking about your philosophy of religion or your preferences for worship or your favorite spiritual guru.  Your philosophies and beliefs and membership in this or that church don’t amount to dryer lint if you don’t have a personal relationship with … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup for 6/20/17: GETTING CALLED INTO THE OFFICE

“I never have and never will tolerate open rebellion and defiance regarding my standards as written in my Word.  You don’t break my laws.  You only break yourselves on them.” Hoo, boy.  It took me a minute to process and stop reeling from what God said early this morning.  I did my normal.  Stepping into … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s for 6/12/17: IF I HAD MY DRUTHERS

“God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways . . .  giving to the needy in reckless abandon.”  2 Corinthians 9:8ff.  I know this is true, for I’ve had Him do it too often to doubt. In comic strip Lil’ Abner, he was fond of passing on little tidbits of wisdom always prefaced by, … Continue reading »

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In the mail, 6/8/17: 7 REASONS TO MAKE A HABIT OF LISTENING TO WHAT GOD SAYS.

What you repeatedly hear you will eventually believe.  Here’s a refill; sit and think with me . . . 7 Reasons To Be Listening To God’s Word – The Bible  The Word of God is Truth.  God doesn’t twist or spin the truth. (2 Timothy 3:16) God’s Word supplies faith.  Faith comes by hearing the Word. … Continue reading »

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QTMs, 2/25/17: “HOW’S THAT ‘HEALING’ THING WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA?”

When I first heard The Voice in my left ear asking, “Do you want to be healed?”, I had no idea what was involved when I answered, “Yes.” Since that early February Sunday 14 years ago, I’ve been learning some things. God’s healing is always a matter of ‘through’.  There’s always something God wants to do … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 2/11/17: WHEN GOD GOES, “NEENER.”

“You can’t do that.” “That can’t happen.” “Impossible.” “Hm-mm.  No way.” I know the looks.  After 12 years, I can feel them.  I hear the unspoken asides.  “He’s having you on, mate.  There’s nothing wrong with him.  Look at ‘im.  Does he look to you like any of that stuff really happened?” “You don’t look, y’know … Continue reading »

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