Don’t Live in the Present

OK Edward, what nonsense is this? Everyone else talks about living in the moment, carpe diem, seize the day, taking it all in, being mindful and all that. I find that hard to do though. You know that feeling after a night of drinking, only to wake up with a bad hangover – just feeling […]

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World of Symbols

We are all symbols for spirits. Sounds weird? Would it be any less strange if we say, “we are made in the image of God”? We all stand for something, controlled by something. When you’re in a fit of anger, or grief, or just happy all day – those “feelings” take over you. But are […]

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Psalm 139

O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up;     you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down     and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue,     behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind […]

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Feelings

Feelings. Quite a curious thing, aren’t they?   Intangible, yet real. Real, yet unreliable. Present, yet fleeting. Fleeting, yet lingers. Endears, yet aches. Aches, yet yearns. Bold, yet unsure. Unsure, yet insists. How then shall one feel? 1 Corinthians 13:4-8   Feelings. Quite a curious thing, aren’t they?

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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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