Spiritual

I See You – I C U

There is this line in a popular movie, the Avatar, where the native inhabitants would greet each other with the phrase, “I see you.” It is such a deep statement while yet so simple. It says that I recognize your existence, your presence, your being, and your connection to the Source; I see your challenges…

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Wedges of Division

As it turns out, we are not of one mind. We all do not think alike, act alike, believe alike, behave alike or even resemble each other in many ways. Well guess what, neither does the rest of God’s creation. Have you looked at a giraffe? Does it think like a mouse? Does it act…

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Let go and let God

As I was looking for a scripture appropriate for this topic I remembered the scripture I had just visited about the Good Shepherd in my last post. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for without Me you can do nothing.” John…

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Our Pound of Flesh

Unless a predator has victimized you personally, it is hard to imagine the pain inflicted upon people by heartless, cruel monsters. In this world we are not short of such victims. Our hearts go out to them as they seek relief from their suffering. This is not something that you would measure by means of…

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Your Highest Priority

If you were asked what are the three most important priorities to you in the entire universe at this very moment, how would you answer? That question might take me a few minutes to ponder but what’s coming to me right off the top is my health, my family and my ability to secure the…

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The Lord’s Prayer

Before our Lord shared a model prayer with us in the Gospel of Matthew He said something else that has stuck with me for a long time. “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your…

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Source of Optimism

In spite of all the things that I have been a living witness to for over 70 years I still refuse to give up on people. My optimism is not solely based upon what people do, but more in the Source that created them. It was YHWH God that created man in His image to…

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The Fruit of the Spirit

You will know a tree by the fruit it produces. A fig tree will produce figs; apple trees apples; peach trees peaches; and so on, each bearing fruit of their own kind. People are likewise similar. They produce fruit that comes from their hearts through their minds. If you are filled with the Spirit that…

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Living in Darkness

“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.  Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that…

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Where the rubber meets the road

Please forgive my self-narration here, but I think it best to share the process of how my essays come about with those that might read my writings. I don’t think there is anything exceptional about me other than the fact that lately, it is my desire to serve the Lord so I constantly seek His…

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