What Our Posture Should Be Before We Judge Anyone

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Woe to those who call evil good
    and good evil,
who put darkness for light
    and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
    and sweet for bitter.

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    and clever in their own sight.”

Isaiah 5:20-21

Quick question: Is this Scripture our war cry against sinners, or our mirror for self reflection and repentance? Continue reading “What Our Posture Should Be Before We Judge Anyone”

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Vertical Marriage by Dave and Ann Wilson: Book Review

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“God is not optional, supplemental, or even a helpful puzzle piece to a better marriage. No, God is the very table on which the puzzle rests. He is not a supplement; he is the strength itself.”

After the ‘I do’s, newlyweds don’t seem to worry too much about the after part. They are excited about being married. Sadly, they might not be adequately prepared for what’s coming.

After 5, 10, 25 years of marriage, couples can hit a wall. Things have drastically changed since ‘I do’, so much that a husband and wife can say ‘I don’t’ and ‘I won’t’ to a marriage.

What can be done to save a marriage from collapse? What magic can we cast over our most important relationship to keep it strong, whether we are at the start, in the middle, or staring at the end?

Go Vertical.

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Weekly Prayer: March 17th, 2019

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THE PRAYER OF ST. PATRICK

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a mulitude.

Christ shield me today
Against wounding
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.

 

What I Read This Week (03.16.19)

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Every week, I share the articles and posts I enjoyed, the ones that made me think, the few that reminded me of the truths of Scripture. I hope you enjoy the posts that I read over the last seven days and are encouraged by them too.

 

Why Augustine’s ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment Tells an Incomplete Story

You might be familiar with Augustine. You might not. His salvation story is iconic to some Christians, but as iconic as it may be, it doesn’t tell us the whole story, it doesn’t show us the whole truth about what salvation looks like.

 

When Cuss Words, Addiction, and Shame Show Up at Church

I don’t want to spoil the story, but wow. This is what church should look like. This is what Jesus’ people should be practising more often. Continue reading “What I Read This Week (03.16.19)”

Something New? Something To Be Excited About?

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Maybe you heard it this last Sunday. it could have been the preacher, or maybe some excited church goer that stopped you after the service. Perhaps the Spirit moved and someone gave a prophetic word.

”The Holy Spirit wants to do something new!”

Sounds familiar?

I heard it from the platform during worship not that long ago, and it got me to thinking; Should we be excited about something new? Continue reading “Something New? Something To Be Excited About?”

Mourn With Those Who Mourn: Reflecting on the Suzano Shooting

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I know no one in Brazil. I have no connection to the country or the people that call it ‘home’. And yet, my heart breaks for them.

As of this posting, 10 children have been killed, 17 more were injured as two armed men ran into a grade school and started firing weapons. After their shooting spree, they turned their weapons on themselves.

Why does this keep happening?

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Why I Want To Read “Second Coming”

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Much to the chagrin of those that petitioned to never see this comic book, Second Coming will be published.

This time not going to be published under the DC Comics banner. A small publisher, Ahoy Comics, will publish the limited series, with the first issue hitting shelves on July 10th.

I’m excited. I can’t wait to read this (I felt the same way the first time around).

That might surprise you, but I want to tell you why I think Second Coming could be fantastic.

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