Category Archives: spiritual awakening

Getting real about Oct 31!

Calling all saints, we’ve got a mission! It’s All Saint’s Eve today–the day before All Saints Day. So who’s a saint? The Catholic and Orthodox churches call people who lived extraordinarily holy and Christ-like lives “saints.” However, the Bible definition … Continue reading

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Inner peace doesn’t come with fanfare. It quietly creeps into the soul like an inchworm.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” -Colossians 3:15

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SOS! — Society Overthrows Sanity!

SOS! — Society Overthrows Sanity (Where has sanity gone?) –When sanity seems scarce and you need some security, don’t splash in the stream of senselessness, but step into the soundness of sapience, the surety of sympathy, and the support of … Continue reading

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Row v. Flow (Religion or Holy Spirit)

Row v. Flow Should we dutifully row to a droning drumbeat in the galley ship of religion? Or freely flow in rushing rivers of living water released by the Holy Spirit? Put Jesus in the driver’s seat. Learn to go … Continue reading

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Hope that will heal your hurting heart . . .

Hope healed my hurting heart My heart was filled With stinging things Thorns and thistles, Entangling vines, Biting bugs, snakes and rats, Gnawing on my soul With torment and trauma And inner drama Day and night. And then one day … Continue reading

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Hooray for Christ-chasing church hoppers

Church hoppers get a bad rap. When I google “church hoppers” most of the articles about them are critical. Why do I cheer for Christ-chasing church hoppers? Christ-chasing church hoppers are spiritually hungry. They have a vision and a desire … Continue reading

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Icons transport me beyond church

Icons in my favorite church building transport me beyond church. It’s an Orthodox church near Franklin, Tennessee. Icons are images dedicated, set apart, and anointed to reflect the glory of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. Icons, unlike ordinary religious art, … Continue reading

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