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Worry and Idolatry

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(re-posted from squintforgod.com) What do you worry about? Everybody worries. That’s pretty much a given for most of us. At least it is for me, and I’m the person I know best. But what becomes fascinating is to begin to explore just what we worry about. I probably worry about things that wouldn’t bother you, […]

When You Can’t Afford to Follow Jesus

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(Re-posted from squintforgod.com) Sometimes it’s just not realistic to follow the call of Christ. No matter how much you might believe in the teachings of scripture, you find yourself in a situation where there’s just no wiggle room to head in God’s direction. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the Sermon on […]

Hell Insurance?

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(Reposted from squintforgod.com) All my life, I’ve been told that the gospel of Jesus Christ isn’t simply a religion, it’s a relationship. It was explained to me as a youth that it’s not going to church that makes a difference, but rather a accepting Jesus’ offer of salvation, etc. The idea was that the gospel […]

Asking…for What?

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This weekend at our church we’re concluding a month looking at The Lord’s Prayer. Jesus offers us “prayer template” so we can begin to approach the Father the way he did. The Lord’s Prayer can seem to start out a bit slow. There’s the part about how we should address God (our “Daddy”, as Abba […]

Wanting Differently

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Author: Ron Vanderwell I ask for a lot of things when I pray. In fact, sometimes it can seem like that’s all I do when I pray: ask for help with things, or maybe grunt in despair when I start to feel weary or discouraged. I find that that sort of prayer can feel pretty […]