Category Archives: Spirituality

Thoughts on False Christians

When I hear politicians and especially the U.S. President claim Christian identity, I become all the more observant and critical of them. I hold them to a standard that is pretty high– because I would expect anyone who is Christian … Continue reading

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Ezekiel 34:11-16 God, the True Shepherd

Ezekiel 34:11-16(NRSV) “For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among the scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. … Continue reading

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An Infinite God, Infinite Possibilities

It is often said in many different ways that God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 pretty much sums it up with, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your … Continue reading

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Psalm 35:1-3, Psalm 43

Psalm 35:1-3 (NKJV) “Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help. Also draw out the spear, and stop … Continue reading

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Same Message, Different Voices

When I contemplate and consider the many different religions and faiths and spiritual expressions and denominations that exist, often I wonder if there isn’t at least one core fundamental thread of thought or one principle that exists that would transcend … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15:58

1 Corinthians 15:58 : “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (NIV) … Continue reading

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1 John 4:1-4 “Test the spirits…”

1 John 4:1 (ESV) “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” Reflection:  Just because a pastor or priest or bishop or even … Continue reading

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