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What’s streaming in your heart? Raw desire? Or Spiritual Fire?

What’s streaming in your heart? Raw desire?  Or Spiritual Fire? Lust and disgust?  Or love from above? Thoughts that annoy?  Or real time joy? Spiritual blindness?  Or lovingkindness? What do you find flowing through your mind? So, what’s innernet streaming … Continue reading

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Aiming For Your Heart

Television and movies aim to reach your desire to be entertained.  Advertising aims to for your emotions.  Negative political advertisements aim to reach your fears.  Classes, seminars, and even sermons aim for your mind.  Love, however, aims to reach your … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gusher Or Spiritual Stopper

Are you a spiritual gusher or a Spirit stopper?  Perhaps these thoughts, based on the words of an ancient prophet, can help you answer that question.  (See Isaiah, chapter 35.) When God gushes forth from the depths of the human … Continue reading

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Improv Works Well In Comedy — Could It Work In Church?

Improv is a shortened version of the word improvisation.  It refers to acting or creating in the moment rather than planning one’s words and actions ahead of time.  It can be thought of as “on the spur of the moment” … Continue reading

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The Last Thought Principle

You park your car at night; turn off the ignition; lock the door. And your car just sits there –idle–doing absolutely nothing until you’re ready to crank it up and drive it again the next day! Not so with your … Continue reading

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My Day In Bethlehem (Not Pennsylvania)

I could see the ancient, small town of Bethlehem in the distance as I approached the Shepherds Grotto, a small cave where shepherds have sheltered themselves for too many centuries to count.   It was in these fields that something happened … Continue reading

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From Spiritual Cyber Space Into This Physical World

God came from spiritual cyber space into the physical world, not through being printed by a printer, but by being born as a Babe and laid in a manger.  Christmas means that Jesus is living right here on planet Earth.  … Continue reading

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Confronting The Christmas Claims — Conscious Contact With God

The original Christmas is full of contact with God. The ordinary becomes the extraordinary as people encounter God’s Presence and power. A physical new star in the heavens becomes a messenger from Heaven, directing wise men hundreds of miles to … Continue reading

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Christmas Claim — Who Was/Is Mary’s Son?

A classic Christmas carol asks the question: What Child Is This?  And that is a not just a nice song, but a very important question to ask at Christmas time. Who was/is Mary’s Baby Boy? The New Testament gives some … Continue reading

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Guts & Glory In Spiritual Growth — Path, Rocks, Thorns, Fertile Ground

Spiritual growth is not for sissies.  It takes great guts to grow in God.  Not everybody has the courage, strength, and endurance to do it.  Jesus told a parable about a path, rocks, thorns, and fertile ground that illustrates the … Continue reading

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