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Tattoo parlor for the heart . . .

God’s tattoo parlor — ekklesia . . . –Ekklesia is the tattoo parlor of the Holy Spirit where the living, resurrected Jesus inks His hope and healing on human hearts. Ekklesia makes the heart grow fonder of God and of … Continue reading

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Urges or Conscience?

“To thine own self be true,” writes Shakespeare as Polonius in his play Hamlet.  Those words have become so popular that you can find entire Tumblrs of pics of people with “to thine own self be true” tattoos. People often use this phrase when they are feeling defensive and want … Continue reading

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Tattoos, Texting, Talk Radio, Polls, Piercings, Social Media, Reality TV & Other Self-Expression

In our contemporary culture of constant, clamoring self-expression (tattoos, texting, talk radio, opinion polls, piercings, social media, reality TV, etc.), there’s no reason Christ-followers shouldn’t courageously and continually express their faith in Christ! I LOVE JESUS! HE’S AWESOME! I WANT TO … Continue reading

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Insider Report — Tattoos

This is an insider report, not about tattoos on the skin, but about tattoos within — looking beyond body art to a transformed heart. According to a 2006 survey by the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, 1 in 4 Americans … Continue reading

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