Grateful Hearts

Gratitude gives us insight into our understanding of life, of other people, of ourselves, and of God.

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Thanksgiving

Several days after Thanksgiving of 2010 I wrote the post, Gratitude. I’ve edited it and reposted it several times as Giving Thanks, Grateful Hearts, and Thanksgiving. Here it is again. November 28, 2010 ◊ Gratitude Thursday is the American holiday of Thanksgiving, and for some of you giving thanks to God will be easy because […]

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Thanksgiving

Several days after Thanksgiving of 2010 I wrote the post, Gratitude. I’ve since slightly edited it and reposted it as Giving Thanks and Grateful Hearts. Here it is again. November 28, 2010 ◊ Gratitude Thursday is the American holiday of Thanksgiving, and for some of you giving thanks to God will be easy because of […]

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Grateful Hearts

Two years ago, several days after Thanksgiving I wrote the post, Gratitude. Last year after editing, I reposted it as Giving Thanks. I have revised it yet again for this Thanksgiving. November 28, 2010 ◊ Gratitude Thursday is the American holiday of Thanksgiving, and for some of you giving thanks to God will be easy […]

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In Sheep’s Clothing: The Wolf of Mysticism

Based upon several years of observation, it is my serious conviction that mysticism is a danger that is permeating, incognito, into the church today. As it greets Christians under the name of various innocuous phrases, its content is hidden behind words with Christian connotations while its nature deceives with experiences that promise a deeper knowledge […]

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Giving Thanks

Thursday is the American holiday of Thanksgiving, and for some of you giving thanks to God will be easy because of the abundance of His blessings you’ve known this past year. For others gratitude that is not just lip service, but a real expression of your heart, is difficult because of grievous calamities or grinding […]

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Journey Through The Storm

In August of 2008 a long and difficult church experience finally came to a close for us. Our children were growing into their young adult years, and I anticipated time to rest and recover from the stress we had endured. Then in September of 2008 the economy crashed, and the bottom began to fall out […]

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Creation & Women

The role and nature of women has now been in continual debate for an entire generation. I wrote about the consequent calamity and my personal experience of this crisis in my first post on 1 Timothy 2:9–15. In this post I want to look at who God created us to be as women. Paul’s commands […]

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Tests

When J. K. Rowling gave the commencement address at Harvard in 2008, she said something very astute: adversity tests you and your relationships. Christians frequently speak of our testing as individuals by the suffering we endure, but rarely do we discuss how adversity tests and reveals relationships within the church. That’s odd, because Jesus said […]

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