Category Archives: words on fire

Catchy sayings for church bulletins

Here are some of my original thoughts that you may (or may not) want to put in a church bulletin: Don’t keep doing what isn’t working to give you peace. Make a U-turn to God. Hostile words hold us hostage … Continue reading

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What’s in your fridge?

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Doping with performance enhancing words

Doping With Performance Enhancing Words If you dope with the wrong words You’ll be duped into darkness; But if you dope with the right words You will delight in bright light. If you shoot up downer words And they seep … Continue reading

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“Send the fire!” Or: “Bless our programs!”

William Booth sang “Send the fire!” not “Bless our programs!” Which version best describes us in the 21st Century? “Our programs we want, for programs we plead, Bless our programs! Our programs will meet our every need, Bless our programs! … Continue reading

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God ideas or God demonstrations?

Participatory church presents God as a present reality as ordinary people are filled with wisdom, love, power, eloquence, faith, demonstrations of the Spirit, and the glory of God!  It moves beyond God ideas to God demonstrations. When hot coals are … Continue reading

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Was Matthias A Mistake? — The Human Need To Institutionalize Spirituality

Was replacing Judas (who had betrayed Jesus) with Matthias a mistake?  Was it a very early example of the human desire to institutionalize church?  Perhaps. The Book of Acts begins with the resurrected Jesus spending 40 days with the apostles … Continue reading

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I am what I AM says I am. (And so are you.)

I am not what others say I am. I am not what I feel like I am. I am not what I believe I am. I am not what I accomplish or fail to accomplish. I am not what I … Continue reading

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