Jesus is a beautiful story – there’s no need to be so “Angry about God”

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first.1 John 4:18-19 Over this past month or so I have spent a great deal of …

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Rebekah finds the Tree of Life #BucketListMoment

- Bahrain's "Tree of Life" Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every …

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κοινωνία – the invitational heart of the gospel – “Come”

God's arms open wide; the Creator's generous heart receptive to everyone who walks through the doors; the faith community speaking God's "Yes" with a distinct clarity into a world where affirmation is sometimes scarce; the invitation of Jesus in all its simplicity and power: come, everyone who is carrying any kind of a burden.

let’s not waste this opportunity to live!

 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. - John 10:10 I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. - John 10:10 (The Message) Looking back, my past few posts have …

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living victory in a messed up world

But when I am afraid,     I will put my trust in you.   I praise God for what he has promised.     I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?     What can mere mortals do to me? - Psalm 56:3-4 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In …

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