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Are you light-hearted?

Christ-followers are Called to be light-hearted, Full of inner brightness, Radiating love, hope, and joy, Shinning like beacons in the night. However, too often our hearts Have absorbed the darkness Of our distressed and discouraged world. Rather than dancing lights, … Continue reading

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Self-fulfillment is a fantasy (a recipe for misery)

Self-fulfillment is a fantasy. Our self-desires are never fully fulfilled. Self always seeks something more. Even when self gets what it wants and the “rights” that it demands, it immediately cries out for more. Self is continually discontented and constantly … Continue reading

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Gloria Gaither reviewed “Beyond Church”

In the current issue of Homecoming Magazine, Gloria Gaither reviewed Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible — Ekklesia. Here are some excerpts from Gloria’s Library column: “The way we worship and get our souls fed is changing. Oh, I … Continue reading

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Preaching’s not enough says a $1.00 book . . .

We must go beyond preaching! Wow! Such power, conformation, and fireworks from a book I found for $1.00 at at Book Warehouse in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It doesn’t look too impressive, but I’m so glad I bought Discovering Who We Are … Continue reading

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Your cheatin’ heart will tell on you (don’t follow your heart)

  We humans continually hustle to hide the hurt and hideousness of our cheatin’ heart behind religion, self-righteousness (self-justification), and/or rebellion. We deny the scathing seriousness of our sin and the evil nature of our heart, even though the Bible … Continue reading

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Are we the walking brain-dead — mindless media zombies?

Could our media be polluting our minds and turning us into the walking brain-dead, who mindlessly mimic media messages. Advertisers seem to think so. Advertisers have made TV networks, cable companies, Netflix, YouTube, Google, and Facebook some of the wealthiest … Continue reading

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Air Dancer Christ-followers

As I was with a group of Christ-followers who were praying and sharing as they felt prompted by the Holy Spirit, the image of a large Air Dancer came to my mind. Are Christ-followers called to be animated like Air … Continue reading

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