Monthly Archives: September 2011

2. Generational Legacy


It is a very familiar story. The daughter brings her boyfriend home for the first time. The family tries hard to be civilized about it, but the atmosphere is quite stiff. As soon as the taillights of his car vanish, mom … Continue reading

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1. On Ramps to Heaven


It has been a long time since we started this series about a place God said would be a restorative refuge for me.  Since that day, God has not allowed me to return and there is no timeline visible to … Continue reading

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54. Heaven’s Wisdom


“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”  James 3:17 NIV Peace-loving. Sigh. Talk about raising the bar! I was the classic angry … Continue reading

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53. Sanctified by Peace


“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.”  I Thessalonians 5:23 NIV From a religious/legal point of view, we turn to the blood of Christ to “sanctify” us from the defilement of sin. However, from a … Continue reading

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52. Peace that Guards


“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”   Philippians 4:7 NIV Gatekeepers. The very term surfaces a lot of frustration for the nobodies of our culture. You try … Continue reading

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