Category Archives: Beauty

True Pleasure

“We never see it (our sin/idolatry) in black and white, for we’re always ‘under-the-influence’ (of pursuing pleasure)*. No one stops to think about it: pleasure isn’t nearly so much about true enjoy ment as it is about anesthetizing ourselves. Think … Continue reading

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No More Last Love

Tired of Perfectionism, Procrastination, Paralysis and Defeat (‘PPPD’), all ‘in self’? Me, too! Let’s transform into Power, Purity, Peace and Delight, all ‘in Christ! “I’m CHOOSING You again as my First Love, LORD Jesus, NOW and FOREVER! ‘So-be-it’, Empowering Friend … Continue reading

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Beautiful Faith

“The beauty of faith often takes place when life goes ‘off-script’.” Bonnie Gray, Christian writer.

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Deposed Monarchs

“Even if we are loved, it is not enough. We yearn to be fruitful (productive, fulfilled, ‘Resultful’), to do something of meaning and value that flows naturally out of the gifts and capacities of our own soul (that Jesus has … Continue reading

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Earthen Vessel Treasure

“Heaven is the beginning of an Adventure in Intimacy, ‘a World of Love,’ as Jonathan Edwards wrote, ‘where God is the Fountain.’” John Eldredge, Ransomed Heart, pg. 157.

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Out-of-this World Security

“Of course we’re disappointed–we’re made for SO much more! ‘He has also set Eternity in their hearts’ (Eccl. 3:11). Our longing for Heaven whispers to us in our disappointments and screams at us through our agony. ‘If I find in … Continue reading

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Salvation by Hope

“The crisis of hope that afflicts the Church today is a crisis of imagination.” John Eldredge, The Sacred Romance, pg 180 (see also Romans 4:18; 8:24,25=Jesus Christ, our Hope…and the only Hope this world has!).

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