Category Archives: surrender

Perhaps the “new normal” is nothing but, surrendering to the same old self-focus the Bible says is sin.

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The human heart is a fireplace. It can burn clean and pure with the love of God. Or smoke and choke on selfish desires.

The human heart is a fireplace. It can burn clean and pure with the love of God. Or smoke and choke on selfish desires putting a damper on all of life. A deployed damper is deeply damaging. Perhaps we need … Continue reading

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A Week Of Signs In The Heavens & On Earth (February 2013)

Wow!  Earth saw some incredible signs and wonders this  week! * The most powerful religious man on earth had the courage to buck 700 years of tradition and obey God’s leading in his own heart, as he resigned as Pope, … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Valentine

The World’s Greatest Valentine is regularly carried in East Nashville, Tennessee (The “Blood & Fire” Salvation Army Flag) — the red stands for the blood of Jesus; the yellow star represents the fire of the Holy Spirit; and the blue … Continue reading

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Drink The Water!

Drink the living water of the Spirit. Don’t keep it bottled up. Surrender, taste, and see how amazing and life-transforming is the free-flowing fountain of spiritual life. “I wish Christians would weep the Gospel into people; it would often go … Continue reading

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Mental Health Note — Sinsanity

Here’s a mental health note about sinsanity. If you try to build your sanity on sin and self, you will sink under the sifting sands of sinsanity.  Sinsanity will drive you hazy.  Your conscience will become dull.  You won’t know … Continue reading

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My Soul Needs Fracking (Frack Me, Lord.)

I woke up this morning with the word fracking in my mind?  What does that mean? Fracking is the procedure of blasting pressurized water (along with sand and chemicals) down a well so as to fracture the rock deep beneath the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Eve — The Night Before The Day Before The Fiscal Cliff

“‘Twas the night before Christmas . . .”  — those are famous words, but what about the night before the day before Christmas?  Christmas Eve eve is seldom mentioned or thought about.  It’s just another holiday shopping day. However, on … Continue reading

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Radical (Back To The Roots) Church Is . . .

Church is a living message: *Christ alive from the dead; * actually present with us when we gather in His name; * personally directing the meeting and leading various people to share testimonies, gifts of the Spirit, Scriptures, prayers, etc. … Continue reading

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12/12/12 — 12 Out Of The Box Thoughts About Church

Here are 12 out-of-the-box thoughts about church on 12/12/12. 1)  Church is not God in a noose, but God on the loose! 2)  Church is not spectators sitting, but believers battling the forces of darkness! 3)  Church is not a … Continue reading

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