Christmas Boxes – are yours open, or taped tightly shut?

Absent an encounter with the Living Christ, Christmas remains a sweet story, with warm overtones of cultural nostalgia, something you really do put back in a box and stuff in the attic till next year.That narrative is neither real, nor worthy of much anticipation...

resurrection, insurrection, and a new and living way…

 And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence …

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over the river and through the woods… #election2016

"Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” - Mark 10:15 I'm sure I've said something like this before - but the audacious truth of it is so strong that I'm going to going to take another shot at getting the point across. …

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Good memories and the promise of more!

"Share of the bounty with which the Lord your God has blessed you. Remember that you were once slaves in the land of Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you!" - Deuteronomy 15 Wednesday in Central Florida was a day for good memories. Not nostalgia, but gratitude. Nostalgia tends to be a slanted, paralyzing …

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Day 14 – The Carolina Star, and gathering around the hearth

[The Magi] went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and …

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rooted in Jesus – not tradition

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! - 2 Corinthians 5:17 If you read this space often you know that I've quoted this scripture a lot lately. I think it's because - for me - the heart of the gospel message, …

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UNSTUCK: what it takes to move forward

Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14) FORWARD & OUT: We've covered a lot of ground at Life, Gratitude, Faith, & Passion over the past few days. Abortion, Gay Marriage, Boko …

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