Category Archives: Abundant Life

A Surprising Wholeness

“If the Lord had not been for us”…Psalm 124 Yesterday, as I pondered by these words, my mind retraced the many times God has literally saved my life. A home break-in. A mountain climbing slip. Running blind in the dark. … Continue reading

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I’m not perfect

“I’m not perfect, you know.” She squinted her eyes a bit with exasperation in your voice. As if I thought she should be. Often such a statement has to do with the mistaken belief that the spiritual life is a … Continue reading

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A Benign Way of Living

I heard it again this week. And it made me cringe. If you’ve been a Christian for any amount of time you’ve probably heard it hundreds of times. I think it’s a Christian cop out. In discussing the state of … Continue reading

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Mean Christians

A man recently went into a bookstore and asked the manager what most popular books are these days. The most popular he said were books about how to get rich in the new information economy. No big surprise. The second … Continue reading

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On Becoming Fully Devoted

We talk a lot in the church about being fully devoted followers of Christ. This is a good thing. The biblical assumption is that all believers in Christ would become his disciples…and fully devoted ones at that. We usually, however, … Continue reading

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Things I No Longer Believe to Be True

Today I am piggybacking on a past post that has been juggling around in my head for some time. In this post I wrote,” “God does not allow trials to teach us something but to unlearn something.” I wrote about … Continue reading

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Our Tidy Little Kingdoms

Following Jesus closely messes up our tidy little kingdoms, and that does not always attract the masses. But at the same time, in following Jesus we receive a life far more abundant than anything in this world can offer. It … Continue reading

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