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Quotes From Spiritual Athletes Between The 4th & 7th Centuries

Here are some quotations written between the Fourth and Seventh Centuries by some powerful spiritual athletes.  They are from an amazing collection of writings — The Philokalia — Volume One.  Enjoy the quotes: “When a man has an exact knowledge … Continue reading

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The Claims Of Christmas — Virgin Birth

It is easy to overlook some of the remarkable claims of Christmas. One such claim is that a young woman named Mary gave birth to a child without having had sexual intercourse. I have noticed that this amazing claim is … Continue reading

Posted in blessings, Christ, Christian history, Christianity, Christmas, Christmas Eve, feelings, glory, God, history, impossible odds, joy, kingdom of God, life, miracles, mysticism, non-material reality, proof of God, religion, spiritual, spiritual formation, supernatural, Uncategorized, virgin birth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Nashville’s Flood, Fire, & Ferocious Winds

Nashville has had a flood and it brought out the best in people.  It was so exciting to see so many people volunteer their time and give their money to help their friends, neighbors, and even strangers. After the Nashville … Continue reading

Posted in Berry Street, Berry Street Worship Center, Bible, change, disasters, East Nashville, fire, fuel, Holy Spirit, kingdom of God, meaning, mysticism, Nashville, Oh my God, organic church, prayer, prayer walking, spiritual, The Salvation Army, Uncategorized, What is church? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jesus (And The Thoughts He Brings To My Mind)

I wrote down “Jesus.”  Now I am going to write what comes from my heart.  I love Jesus.  He is more real to me than the air I breathe.  He sustains me, strengthens me, comforts me, challenges me, inspires me, … Continue reading

Posted in Christian history, Christianity, church history, college, college students, Easter, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus Movement, Jesus Take The Wheel, meaning, mysticism, Oh my God, peace, praise and worship, prayer, religion, salvation, soul, spiritual, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My God! I Want To See That Again! “Reborn To Be Wild”

When I went to my favorite Borders book store for their going out of business sale, God, as He often does, led me to a book that stirred my heart (Reborn To Be Wild).  I left the tracks of my … Continue reading

Posted in church history, college, college students, crying, fire, God, Holy Spirit, house church, Jesus Christ, Jesus Movement, mysticism, Nashville, new birth, Oh my God, organic church, popular culture, religion, salvation, simple church, spiritual, tears, What is church? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Slaveholder Lie Still Circulates In 21st Century America

Slaveholder propaganda is still circulating in America in the 21st Century, even in the black community. Here are three examples: 1) A few years ago a black man I had never met stopped his beautiful pick-up truck beside me as … Continue reading

Posted in American, ancient history, Bible, black history, Black Like Me, Christian history, church history, criticism, Egypt, history, negro spirituals, popular culture, prejudice, race, racism, reading, thinking, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Life Beyond Stuff (Rocks, Trees, TVs, & Living Bodies) — Another Dimension

It’s easy to get stuffy in a world where everything (including us) is made of stuff.  Our bodies are made of cells that are made of molecules that are made of atoms that are made of sub-atomic particles.  It’s all stuff … Continue reading

Posted in Atheists, consciousness, creation, Creator, DNA, God, kingdom of God, life, meaning, mind, mysticism, Oh my God, prayer, Quotations, Quotes, recovery, religion, revelation, salvation, self-image, The Brain That Changes Itself, thinking, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments