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My favorite words to live by

From My Reading – May

“Life in God should be a daring adventure of love but often we settle for mediocrity. We follow the daily practice of prayer but we are unwilling or, for various reasons, unable to give ourselves totally to God. To settle … Continue reading

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From My Reading – April

“A TRUE ATHEIST is one who is willing to face the full consequences of what it means to say there is no God.  To say there is no God means among other things that there are no absolute standards. For instance, … Continue reading

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From My Reading – March

“As I understand it, to say that God is mightily present even in such private events as these [his father’s suicide, for example] does not mean that he makes events happen to us which move us in certain directions like … Continue reading

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From My Reading – February

“As I see it, in other words, God acts in history and in your and my brief histories not as the puppeteer who sets the scene and works the strings but rather as the great director who no matter what … Continue reading

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From My Reading – January, 2022

“If the early church preached and practiced what I preach and practice, would there be a church today?” (Dallas Willard). ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦ “They [people in AA] also have slogans, which you can either dismiss as hopelessly … Continue reading

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From My Reading – December

“I remember watching someone desperately pour out a question to my dad [Richard Foster]: ​“What do you do when your pursuing God feels empty and dry? What do you do when you’re lost in pain, mystery, and God seems completely … Continue reading

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From My Reading – November

“Here is the principle: We can only transform people to the degree that we have been transformed. We can only lead others as far as we ourselves have gone. We have no ability to affirm or to communicate to another … Continue reading

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From My Reading – September

“When we have an understanding of the great themes of Scripture, the whole book from Genesis to Revelation, we see it as communicating a divine pattern to humanity. One basic message is finally communicated to all Spirit-filled people who enter … Continue reading

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