My Dream for 2014

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:1 In marathons, runners usually “hit the wall” around mile 18 or so, when all the glycogen has been depleted from their muscles. If glycogen is […]

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Help for the “People Pleaser”

Marlene Dietrich was a German-born American actress and singer whose life stretched for almost the entirety of the 20th century. She made the top hat and tails famous in her world renown cabaret shows. Her biographer tells us that she frequently gathered friends to her home, especially rivals Judy Garland and Noel Coward, to listen […]

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Perfect Timing

The Good News Translation of Galatians 4:4-5 reads like this: “When the right time finally came, God sent his own Son. He came as the son of a human mother and lived under the Jewish Law, to redeem those who were under the Law, so that we might become God’s children.” The “right time” refers to […]

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Confessions of a Liberated Pastor

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:1 I have not preached in two weeks, which means I have had some extra time to read and reflect in ways and on subjects that […]

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Experiencing Galatians 4:4-7

This passage from Gal. 4:4-7 in the NLT (New Living Translation — more of a paraphrase than a translation, but still…) has really affected me lately. Oh how I want to experience this at that deep, soul, experiential level that transcends mere intellectual knowledge. “4But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born […]

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