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Do You Need Anybody?

When I read Romans 12:4–5 today, an old Beatles song popped into my head. Do you need anybody?I just need somebody to love?Could it be anybody?I want somebody to love. I don’t recommend “With a Little Help from My Friends,” but God’s Word has much to tell us about relationships and love. Relationships and Love …

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Categorized Compassion

When a person lives a worldly life, that person is subject to worldly compassion. Worldly compassion is not an act of love but a tool to be used. The well-known passage of Scripture called “the parable of the lost son” (Luke 15:11-32) teaches us many lessons, one of which is the damage from categorized compassion. …

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Changes in Local Churches

Let me just say, right up front, that you may strongly disagree with my perspective. That’s healthy. I just want to get this topic out in the open. There is a specific change to our local churches that I’ve observed during the past twenty years. This change concerns me because some church leaders have added …

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One fish, Two fish, Good fish, Bad fish

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad.” Matthew 13:47-48 In this passage of Scripture, Jesus is speaking about the …

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"Morning, Interior," oil on canvas, by Maximilien Luce

The Pointillism of God

Today’s featured picture is titled “Morning, Interior”, oil on canvas, by Maximilien Luce. Luce used the pointillism technique for this painting. Pointillism is a technique in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. If we closely examine an artist’s technique, we find that most magnificent paintings are comprised …

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Father dressing his son.

Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go

I happened to read a story written by a senior citizen in which she reminisced about her childhood. She was quite adept at painting a picture of her youth with words. It was fun to read her accounts of playing hide-and-seek with her siblings and cousins and the joy she experienced playing on her front …

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Velcro Czepy Burdock Ball Flower Dried Cling

Clingy

God’s will is for us to cling to what is good. But the enemy has a different plan. He wants the things of the world to stick to us. Sometimes, those “things” are people. Clingy people may be the most challenging prickly thing we must deal with.

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Dead Plants

Dead Plants – From her founding, the Church has always been besieged by heresies, antichrists, and congregations that, with great zeal and reckless abandon, led people astray.

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I ❤️ COVID?

No, I don’t love the pain, suffering, and loss that COVID has dealt our world. I don’t like the isolation or the friction between the many factions that evolved from COVID health management. But there is an aspect of what COVID caused that I love. The COVID pandemic has reawaken the Church. A haven and …

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Freewill Bondage

Authority I won’t ask for a show of hands, but how many of you have ever committed a moving violation while driving? Yes, me too. Let me quickly say that this post is not about any aspect of driving. The “speed limit” vs “me limit” is too perilous a debate for this blog! And no, …

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