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Following Jesus: An Out of Boat Experience

In discussing my biblical views with some Christians—especially the one about God saving all—I’m always a little surprised how tightly they cling to every jot and tittle they’ve been taught in church (many of them not even biblical), as if their church (or they themselves) can’t be wrong about anything. Even when you suggest a way of interpreting Scripture that makes a heck of a lot more sense, people don’t want to believe that there is any chance they are wrong, so they don’t even listen to valid or reasonable points I might bring up. I’ve thought a lot about why it’s so hard look at things through new lenses or to question what you’ve been taught. What is it that makes people either too afraid or too stubborn to look at things from a new viewpoint? (Read more…)

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Dancing and Liberated in the Wilderness

While it is good to learn from each other, as iron sharpens iron, don’t let anyone tell you that you must follow certain doctrines and dogmas in order to follow God, or that you must be “educated” before you can study the Scriptures for yourself. These things are a great deterrent to the beauties and mysteries God wants to reveal to you as you follow Him, dancing and liberated through the wilderness. Read more…

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White Stones Inside

I first noticed them in the surf while searching for sand dollars and sea agate—the most unusual, black and white stones. As I began to collect these unique stones, I marveled over the thought that, no matter how broken, marred, or misshapen our lives, we are being remade into beautiful white stones. Read more…

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The Majesty of Math

I have always LOVED math. Even way back in high school, before I’d had much of a chance to attune myself to the magic of my Creator, math classes—algebra, trig, and calc—all whispered the handiwork of God. I hope you enjoy this wonderfully intriguing video I happened upon today!

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Cheers to Disappointing Holidays

For a few years in the not too distant past, holiday seasons (and holidays in general) left me feeling sad, lonely, and disappointed. First there was the divorce where I had to share the kids. When all your dreams for your family are shattered, especially through a high conflict divorce, sharing your kids over the holidays is very difficult. But then it went downhill from there…

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Moved By A Breath

Some people are easily moved by the Spirit of God. They need very little prompting to be moved to change, responding to the work of God in their lives easily. Others need a raging river, hurricane force winds, or catastrophic earthquakes to do the trick. In my walk with God, I want to be easily moved by the Spirit of God…

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