Nature? What is thy Vision?

Proverbs 29:18  Without a Vision is a people made naked, And whoso is keeping the law, O his happiness! YLT Chesterton talks about “nature.” He says, “It won’t work to form our ideas from some principle found in nature, for the simple reason that (except for some human or divine theory...

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Interest In The Things Of Others

Phil. 2:1-4 “If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one...

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The Tongues Of Men

I Cor. 13:1 “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” (NASV) But if I do have love, and learn a tongue of man, then I will be speaking love, deliverance, and...

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Mercy: The Truth by Contrast

“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy” (Jonah 2:8) I wondered how much God protects my life through mercy and decided to explore contrasting words and concepts. Somehow I hope to gain insight and be drawn closer to the Savior. In Jonah “lying vanities” stand in juxtaposition to...

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The Fear Of The Lord

“So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.” Acts 9:31 (NASV) When you see the fear of the Lord, what do you...

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God Was Already There

When my wife and I went to Trinidad as missionaries, God was already there. He had been there, He was there, and He stayed when we left. He was our team; He was our support. We joined Him in His already existing work. And we had much communion, we had...

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Known By God

Are my books on God’s bookshelf? Are they in His library? Has He taken them and held them and read them? Is He pleased as He reads, is He glad for what He is reading? Am I known by God as a writer, or does He not know me that...

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Let Freedom Ring

“And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.  But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved” (Luke 5:37 -38) From “The Freedom of the Christian Man” by Helmut...

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Decisions Made From Peace

God’s will is clear: it is that I live by faith. I am tempted to put the details of life before the faith and I end up confused and indecisive. But as I live by faith God’s desire is revealed. Does God want me to write poetry or does He...

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Writing with God

There are two root questions concerning my writing: how intimate with God do I want to be as a writer, and how intimate does God want to be with me as I write? If my answer is “very intimate” to both of those questions every outcome will be vastly different...

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