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An Unfortunate Plagiarism

Plagiarism is wrong, because it takes what belongs to another – a violation of the eighth commandment – and it does not give full credit to my neighbor’s reputation – violating the ninth. 368 more words


"Supplying Every Need," Day 5: It's a cat's life

I recently created a 14-day devotional booklet for my church called “Supplying Every Need.” We’re using it to prepare for our upcoming Stewardship Commitment Sunday on November 8. 357 more words

Beautiful God

Hi everyone. Rob here.

I’m in Christchurch visiting my mum as she undergoes radiation treatment and providing company for my dad as he comes to terms with a new reality. 246 more words


Renovation of the Heart.

Dude. This book is killer. I mean that it’s killing me to read this book, with it’s dissertation and it’s sometimes heady vocabulary. I also mean that it’s destroying the walls I have built up for years in my heart and mind– walls which have been placed to reinforce my selfish ideologies, entitlement, expectations, and opinions of how life should look or what should be required of me. 941 more words

The Spiritual Root of American Problems

I’ve been reading “Spirit of the Disciplines” by Dallas Willard, an excellent book. In the Preface he notes the obvious signs of distress in our culture: “depression, suicide, personal emptiness, and escapism through drugs and alcohol, cultic obsession, consumerism, and sex and violence — all combined with an inability to sustain deep and enduring personal relationships.” The book was published in 1988 so we need to update it by adding mass murders. 426 more words

The Vocabulary of Spiritual Growth

Recently, as a birthday gift, my son took me to a lecture by David Brooks, New York Times columnist, commentator on PBS News Hour and Meet the Press,  and author of… 425 more words

Living As Apprentices

A Life of Discipleship: Reflections on Living in Christ's Presence by Dallas Willard and John Ortberg

I remember when I first came to know Jesus Christ 20 years ago and was  learning how to redirect my life, many people in my church helpfully shared their favorite Scripture verses to encourage me. 1,075 more words

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