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Life is a journey, not a parking garage

Life is designed to be travel — a journey to wisdom. It was never intended to be a parking garage. The way you live is up to you. You have the power to use your life for love or hate, … Continue reading

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Getting close to Jesus will improve your thinking

Distance yourself from negative thoughts, feelings, words, and images. Isolate from them. Then you’ll be less likely to catch anxiety and discouragement. Open your mind to thoughts that are true, uplifting, caring and pure. Close it to those that are … Continue reading

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“Walk in the Spirit” with continual awareness of the living Jesus

To “walk in the Spirit” is to maintain continual awareness of the risen Jesus. The first step toward Christian growth is awareness of the risen Jesus. The second is obedience to Him. I love to maintain awareness of the living … Continue reading

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You can (and need to) feed yourself spiritually

Infants are fed, but Christians need to be encouraged, trained, and allowed to feed themselves and not kept dependent on a talk. Feed yourself spiritually. I like to take the Bible straight, not filtered thru commentary, traditions, and opinions. Reading … Continue reading

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Inside condition (How’s yours?)

Biblical Christianity is about the risen Jesus, living inside and thru His followers, as their risen Lord and Master. It’s the process of daily following and obeying Jesus — the life-long experiment of discovering and embracing what makes you closer … Continue reading

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Christianity like you’ve never see it before!

Christianity like you’ve never seen it before. https://amzn.to/2Qh27CR

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Can a sermon be a Sunday morning religious lullaby?

Church is like a religious lullaby, too often putting Christians to sleep. Attending church requires nothing but passivity. That doesn’t sound like a great plan for Christian spiritual growth. Church services say to people; “We don’t need your input, just … Continue reading

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+-Following Jesus is a long haul, not a quick fix.

Lite year: 365 days with little or no personal or spiritual growth–the road to incessant immaturity. Life goes better if we avoid lite years and instead open our hearts to God’s light. Don’t go through life at the speed of … Continue reading

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Spiritual body building or religious institutionalism?

Early Christianity was a joyous, loving, holy, and supernatural lifestyle, not a religious affiliation. Christians are called to be body builders — to build up the body of Christ by ministering to one another. (See Ephesians 4:16.) Institutionalism has splintered Christ’s body … Continue reading

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Some religious things Billy Graham didn’t do

Billy Graham didn’t go to seminary, but look how God used him. He wasn’t a pastor or an official in a church or denomination, but he sure let God him. Too many church leaders are grasping the throat of the body … Continue reading

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