Mindfulness and Jesus

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. - Romans 12:2If you died with Christ to the way the world thinks and …

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Trying on the new label: “BCoGaAoG”

For he is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe! - Colossians 2:9-10 This summer there is an interesting shift in alignment surrounding …

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In this most extraordinary time – a call to live in light, in peace, and in love

- Derek Maul lives, thinks, pontificates, and writes in Wake Forest, North Carolina Welcome to October. I always have this great sense of anticipation on the first of a new month. It's not a new year, but it absolutely is a blank slate of possibilities regardless. Months are not arbitrary divisions in our calendar year, …

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It’s “the 12th day of Christmas!” – So, has it finally taken?

"On the twelfth day of Christmas..." If you have died with Christ to the world’s way of doing things, why do you let others tell you how to live? It’s as though you were still under the world’s influence. - Colossians 2:20 If we are at all like the writer of Colossians imagines, still under …

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Reformation is not a “one-and-done” idea

One of my great challenges as a writer is finding the right balance between doing work that answers the calling of my soul, and completing more practical (paid) assignments for a variety of editors. When I'm at my best I manage to wrap the two together, sowing seeds of inspiration and encouragement despite the limitations of the subject …

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