Monthly Archives: May 2022

Inspiration for the uninspired

Inspiration propels you forward. Excuses tie you down. When you’re feeling uninspired, your eyes are closed to the amazing things that surround you. People who are uninspired, quickly get tired. Focusing on problems deletes inspiration. Sincerely searching for solutions restores … Continue reading

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Insanity around me & incongruity within me

It’s easy to blame and be disgruntled with the insanity around me. It’s difficult not to constantly deny my discontent with the incongruity within me. We need to continually live in the community of Christ (not just “attend” it on … Continue reading

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Pentecost & Spirit-flow

PentecostIsn’t a specialSunday service.It’s Spirit-flow,Rivers that runIn and throughUnblocked human heartsAnd continually spill overAs the beautiful attitudesOf the fruit of the SpiritAnd the awe-filled wonderOf God’s supernatural gifts.Jesus paid the costFor the SpiritTo flow through youEvery moment of every day!“Quench … Continue reading

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The call to all Christians

I once did a New Testament word study on the word “called.” The books of 1 Corinthians and Romans are written to people who are “called to be holy people” (NIV–1 Corinthians 1:2 & Romans 1:7.) That means all the … Continue reading

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Some accepted war crimes

A few of the commonly accepted crimes of war include: Hating and/or killing human beings because of their national origin. Causing horrific violence, death, and destruction. Glorifying violence. Using national pride to justify vicious behavior. Turning over personal conscience and … Continue reading

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Defy the devil & testify with “e-pistles”

God has usedThe Bible epistlesTo remove thistlesAnd gristleFrom my heartAnd now I whistleWith joy. The 1st century Christ-followers overcame the devil “by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives … Continue reading

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Time to cut and remove the brush in church!

Here’s a picture of a pile of brush I cut and stacked. Whew! I’m tired. We need to remove the brush from church and prepare the way for the Lord so that the living Jesus can open His fire hydrant … Continue reading

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The sad song (quote) about Hillsong

Someone said: “The church is like Noah’s Ark. Had it not been for the floodwaters outside, who could have stood the stench inside!” Boz Tchividjian, Billy Graham’s grandson, made a shocking statement when he was the lawyer for one of … Continue reading

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A Spirit-led band of brothers (and sisters)

A band of people connected heart-to-heart with one another and with the risen Jesus, while functioning together under His direct and active leadership, is a powerful demonstration of the body of Christ obeying the Head. A band of Christ-following brothers … Continue reading

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Lightning people get the light-blocking bugs out

Christians are called to be lightning people: Tiny bugs flyingAnd flashing lightIn the nightBring delightTo my sight.They don’t hide their light! Christ’s light, shinning in your heart, doesn’t need a covering. Uncover it for all to see. Be a lightning … Continue reading

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