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The mystery of your beating heart (life’s poetic meaning)

Discover the mystery Of your beating heart, Why it keeps you going Day after day. There’s no bill For your heartbeat. It’s a free gift. Awe and wonder Shout out meaning Beyond logic, Comprehended by the heart. Point to sadness … Continue reading

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Some thoughts to remedy awe deficiency

Today’s culture suffers from a lack of awe — an awe deficiency. Perhaps we all need to take some time to let the now, wow us with its unnoticed wonder. Analysis minimizes awe. Wonder wallows in it! Without awe life … Continue reading

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Church: Do minds wander or are people filled with awestruck wonder?

When a church meeting is allowed to freely flow in the unforced rhythm of the Spirit — amazing things happen! When we call the shots — not so much. –Perhaps instead of making people’s minds wander, church should fill them … Continue reading

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When church is honest & raw, there will be awe!

When church is honest & raw, there will be awe!  It will be stunning. When the first Christians gathered, the Bible says: “Everyone was filled with awe” –Acts 2:43. Awe is a stirring and powerful sense of amazement, astonishment, bewilderment, … Continue reading

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Why have multitudes given up on church? What’s missing in our contemporary American church that the early church had in Acts? Here are some possibilities . . . Humility, brokenness, awe, tears, passion, conviction of sin, excitement, self-denial, testimonies, openness, the priesthood of the believer, repentance, persecution, confession, participation, boldness, power, deliverance, miracles, opportunities to minister to one another, healing. Can you think of more things the early church had that we seem to be lacking?

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The Tim Tebow Denver/Pittsburg 3:16 Stats, Berry Street, & God

What do you do when you encounter incredible statistical improbabilities (wow, that’s 3 words with 14 syllables)?  1) Write them off as coincidence?  Or 2) Seriously ponder the mystery and awe behind them? For example, have you read or heard … Continue reading

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A Name For The Sunday After Thanksgiving (And Words In The Night)

Someone is naming all the days after the day set aside to give thanks to God.  Let’s see, there’s Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.  But what about the Sunday after Thanksgiving Day? I have a name … Continue reading

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Down By The Spout Where God’s Glory Pours Out

I was in a church once and the pastor was trying to get some of the people sitting in the back rows to come and sit near the front.  He told them:  “Come down by the spout where the glory … Continue reading

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Life Rocks When Religion Becomes Real (Or, Night At The Theological Museum)

In the 2006 movie, Night at the Museum,  a night watchman at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History is shocked when the exhibits in the museum come to life.  His once boring job suddenly becomes exciting and challenging.  It is amazing the … Continue reading

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Can A Church Be Full Of The Glory Of God?

A popular worship song says: “The splendor of the King; clothed in majesty . . .” It is great to sing about God’s splendor, but how do we bring it forth? There is a simple, but powerful answer to this … Continue reading

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