To the Dregs

I can’t remember who wrote this, but it goes like this: “suffering ceases to be suffering the moment we bear it”, the ultimate example being Jesus’ drinking of the cup of punishment to the dregs. Instead of avoiding suffering like cowards, let us face them head on. Instead of dreading problems in anxiety, let us […]

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Personal Relationship

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17 “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” John 17:3   I gotta confess – I haven’t had a personal devotional time for a long time. I think I’ve blogging away my thoughts […]

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Sense of Wonder

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.” Romans 1:18-19   We may very well have perfectly functioning senses of sight, hearing, touch, […]

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Celebrate Life

Sometimes, life can seem to be nothing more than a battle between good and evil. Especially so for a Christian. Everything seems to be defined from the lens of redemption. Even joy is to come from suffering for Christ. And yet there lies the catch. The word “seems”. Lest we be caught up in the […]

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Dying to Live

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24).   A quick note on the “deny yourself” part of Matthew 16:24. It’s HARD. “Myself” is a whole set of belief systems, of habits, of pride, of ego accumulated through […]

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Subject – Object

We often start our line of thought with “I want to.. Should I.. Can I..”, unconsciously putting ourselves as the subject of thought we’re pondering. That’s just how an active sentence is formed in English. However, since our thoughts is intricately intertwined with the way we use language (see Poythress’ book “In the Beginning was […]

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Exclusive Fear of God

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Matthew 6:24 “If anyone comes to me (Jesus) and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children […]

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