Tag Archives: The Good and Beautiful Life

So Be New!

Did you ever have the experience of walking through your home filled with your favorite things and suddenly noticing something you have not really paid attention to for ages?  That delightful surprise happened to me this week when I noticed … Continue reading

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How Do I Pray for my Adversaries? – Guest Blogger, Ruth Evenhouse

Recently I was in a group discussion of a chapter in “The Good and Beautiful Life” (by James Bryan Smith) which encourages us to pray for our enemies or for broken re- lationships. One of the leaders  shared a prayer sheet … Continue reading

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Feeling Special

This blog now contains nearly 600 posts.  The following post is from July 7, 2014.  I am sharing it again because its message on the old sin of “vainglory” is much-needed in today’s political atmosphere. A few months ago, my … Continue reading

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People of the Lie

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”  The woman said to … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – Matthew 14 (selected verses)

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways.  Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. These selected verses from … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God: I Cor. 4:5; Romans 12: 4-6

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina.  These two New Testament … Continue reading

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“A Life Well Lived for Christ”

When my parents and I appeared on a now long-defunct TV show, (so defunct I cannot remember the name of the show ) in New York City, the host was quite amused at having a nine-year-old from Michigan in the audience.  In his … Continue reading

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Learning to Be Human

“You came from God and you will return to God. Your deepest DNA is clearly divine. What else did we mean when we said “God created all things? . . .  . You are already spiritual beings, and the only … Continue reading

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