Shining Refugees Percieve Home

Accumulate enough substance to stay We moved out here and have accumulated enough substance to stay. This is our separation, our disjointing, our escape, our harbor of strength. The great divide between soul and spirit deepens out here. Old-world goods and bads detach, with old- world emotions and self-collecting; we are free....

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In Care of Pregnant Sheep

“My sheep hear My Voice,” so said Jesus in John 10. He made this statement to the Jewish religious leaders who hounded Him. They demanded a plain answer from Him, a “straight” answer to the question, “Are You the Christ?” He had said much and done much, more than enough...

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Idols Fade, the Living God is Forever

The city of Athens burdened Paul the apostle. He wandered through its streets and bumped into idol after idol. Those who lived there spent (wasted?) their moments telling of and hearing about the next new thing. The Athenians did this because every idol grows stale. There’s a limited shelf life...

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40 Years of Change

Mercy does a long-term work. “Even when they had made for themselves a golden calf and said, ‘This is your God who brought you up out of Egypt,’ and had committed great blasphemies, you in your great mercies did not forsake them in the wilderness. The pillar of cloud to...

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Hear and Love, the Great Commandments

A scribe had a question for Jesus: “Which commandment is the most important of all?” (Mark 12:28). This man was familiar with the Scriptures for scribes were known as “the men of the letters.” Scribes were closely aligned with the party of the Pharisees in Jesus’ days on earth. They...

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Strength, Rest, Security

“…You have magnified Your Word…” “I will worship … and praise Your Name for Your loving kindness and … truth and faithfulness: for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your Word and You have magnified Your Word above all Your name” (Psalm 138:2).   God has said...

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