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Gold Rush

Gold Rush

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Writings | 1 comment

I was more than pleasantly surprised yesterday to see that my DVR suddenly had on about 5 episodes of Gold Rush. For the last few years it’s a been a Saturday Morning ritual…

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To Know Me is to Love Me

To Know Me is to Love Me

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Writings | 0 comments

I love to tell people that, “To know me is to love me!” (‘cause it’s true, right??) Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…” Before you we’re born…in fact, before the first light of creation…He knew you. As He contemplated His coming creation, before the beginning of time, he considered…you. And He knew you. He knew you…and do you know what? He LOVED you! He knew who you would be and what you would be… He knew if you would love him, and if you wouldn’t… You were made to be you…formed by God…known by God. He thought of you…he loved you…and he was compelled to create you! To know you was to love you. Often people ask why God would create people that he knows will not accept Him and will end up going to hell… Answer? Because He thought of them…loved them…had to create them! His thought had made them real. They were now in existence. He was in love. And He wanted them to exist to love Him back. He had to make it THEIR choice. But to think of them and to love them, and then not to create them…that would be like abortion. They–you–were as good as real the very moment he thought of you. And he would do whatever it took…WHATEVER it took…to make it so that you would live with him for all of eternity! So what did he do? Given a choice to love God in a perfect setting, man would choose instead to love himself…and all mankind would follow. They would sin…and the smallest blemish in their lives would stain their souls the deepest shade of red. It would compile a debt so great, that nothing short of a life of perfection could overcome it. So the choice was made. Jesus, chosen before the foundations of the world were laid, raised his hand high to take on the role…he would step down form his throne and shed his power to become like his creation…to show them how much he loved them, and how much he loved...

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What Makes Us Worship?

What Makes Us Worship?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Writings | 0 comments

This evening I sat with a group of old friends at a bible study, and as my friend played the guitar, we all broke into the three-part harmonies we used to sing together. The world, for just a few minutes, was a universe away…

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The Line in the Sand

The Line in the Sand

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Writings | 0 comments

I always laughed in the old Bugs Bunny cartoons when Bugs would would draw a line in the sand and tell Yosemite Sam, “I dare you not to cross THIS line!” Inevitably, ol’ Sam would cross it…and then next and the next…until the final line led him to drop off the edge of a cliff.

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