Category: God’s Love

The Unfinished Places of our Soul

  Eugene Peterson observed, “You know, if there were one other word that could have been used for most translations of ‘salvation,’ it would have been ‘healing.’ ” Interestingly, most often in the New Testament when the Greek verb “sozo” occurs it is translated “saved.” It not only means being rescued from destruction, but also ...

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 most popular, the manager said, were books about spirituality, and in particular, books on Buddhism. ...

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Defined by Relationship

“In solitude, at last we’re able to let the Lord define us the way we are always supposed to be defined: by relationship, the I-thou relationship, in relation to a Presence that demands nothing of us but presence. If we’ve never lived in the realm of pure presence without our world of achieving, we don’t ...

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Defined by Relationship

“In solitude, at last we’re able to let the Lord define us the way we are always supposed to be defined: by relationship, the I-thou relationship, in relation to a Presence that demands nothing of us but presence. If we’ve never lived in the realm of pure presence without our world of achieving, we don’t ...

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Pain That Does Not Define Us

Dr Larry Crabb in his book, “The Marriage Builder,” made this observation: “In Jesus’ day there were those who tore their clothes to show anguish at difficult circumstances verses the priests who were forbidden to tear their clothes. He writes, ‘The answer lies in a privilege accorded only to the priests. None but the high ...

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Deeply Loved of God

Lent, for all of its journey into self-awareness, repentance, and prayer should really lead to one thing…falling into the arms of the One who calls us “Beloved.” This is not a journey to shore up our mastery of the disciplines or fine tune Biblical techniques. It is a journey of falling deeper in love with ...