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Never say “Always”, except … Ephesians 4

Never say “Always”, except … Ephesians 4



Hi.



When arguing, people like to say, ‘You always … make me out to be the bad guy’, or ‘you always say mean things …’ And the psychotherapist alarm rings and corrects with the voice of reason, ‘Do not use the word ‘always’ because it is not true and only incites.’ Similarly, the other absolute word of ‘never’ just is not usually true…
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Added by Christine on June 28, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Doc Rivers, Aaron Hernandez … Calling, our part. Ephesians 4.1-6

Doc Rivers, Aaron Hernandez … Calling, our part. Ephesians 4.1-6



Good Day.



Up early this morning, I was thinking again about Paul’s charge to ‘live a life worthy of our calling’ . . . I was thinking of his charge to ‘be humble and gentle… to be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.’ What does that look like? I asked the Lord, and continued studying.



Shortly after, I headed to the gym for a while. On the…

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Added by Christine on June 27, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Calling … and what comes with it

Calling … and what comes with it.  Ephesians 4.1-3

Calling is a great word,…

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Added by Christine on June 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

CALLING. Ephesians 4.1-3

CALLING. Ephesians 4.1-3



Are you aware of your inner whispers? Inklings that draw you—impulses that push … pull … or cause you to think … or feel … or act? I mean--do you heed the inner whisperings that steer you toward certain people … or prompt you to explore unique pursuits? Of late, the notion of calling has worked its way into my psyche over and over.



Definition of CALLING – Merriam Webster



1: a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action…

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Added by Christine on June 25, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Prayer for Giving of Ourselves …

A Prayer for Giving of Ourselves … a prayer for giving others Christ.

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Added by Christine on June 24, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

The Garden

The Garden.

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Added by Christine on June 20, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

My back garden . . .

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Added by Christine on June 19, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Looking in … to our Hearts

Looking in … to our Hearts. …

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Added by Christine on June 18, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

God bless you, Dads

God Bless You, Dads.

‘Twas just a month ago that I sent a blessing for mothers, and I would like to do the same for fathers, but for various reasons—it is a bit more…

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Added by Christine on June 17, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Pure in Heart?

Pure in Heart?  (follows “Tending our Gardens”)

Howdy.

Some things in life are unknowable, but some of those very things I find quite…

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Added by Christine on June 14, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Tending our Gardens

Tending our Gardens.

Summertime … love it!  Love that my sons are out of school, schedules are soon to be more flexible, and my garden is abloom.  …

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Added by Christine on June 13, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Back to the top of your game!

Back to the Top of your Game…or out of the slimy pit!  discouragement          

Hi. 

How to see rainbows rather than rain … that is the challenge, is it not?  Given that discouragement will come our…

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Added by Christine on June 11, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Back to the top of your game!

Back to the Top of your Game…or out of the slimy pit!  discouragement          

Hi. 

How to see rainbows rather than rain … that is the challenge, is it not?  Given that discouragement will come our…

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Added by Christine on June 11, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Magnificent God!

Greetings in the name of our Lord~
I have been battling bronchitis for a week now, and a migraine too …



so no 'briefing' today, instead enjoy this video and song, and give God praise with this beautiful rendering:…



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Added by Christine on June 7, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Turning the page to Ephesians 4

Turning the page to Ephesians 4…

…where we notice that Paul makes a decisive turn.  From looking at the church, he now turns his focus to we, the individuals, who make up the church.…

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Added by Christine on June 6, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Not at the top of your game?

Not at the top of your game?  (DISCOURAGEMENT)

Greetings.

We have talked recently of contentment, belonging and participating in a growing community, but sometimes, in spite of our effort and everything we…

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Added by Christine on June 6, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Fans go Wild

The fans go wild.  Ephesians 3.20-21; James 1.5-8; 1 Timothy 1.17

Hi. 

Have you ever been somewhere, maybe at a sporting event or a concert, where folks just broke…

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Added by Christine on June 5, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

My wish for you. Ephesians 3.14-21

My wish for you.   Ephesians 3.14-21

Good Day.

Some of my most treasured possessions are hand-written cards and letters.  Why?  Well, I guess because each…

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Added by Christine on June 3, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

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