Tag: garden of eden

The Schism Within

John 14:20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. (ESV) What happened in the Garden of Eden was tragic in so many ways.  The root was the fruit. The consumption of the fruit of the tree so messed up our psyche that…

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Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!

This month Alancetotheheart is two years old.  Wow what a journey it has been.  342 posts later I can say much has changed and much has stayed the same.  That sounds pretty cliché I know but let me see if I can explain. When I started writing I felt like the “great defender of God’s…

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The Kingdom Is Within You!!

Luke 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (KJF) When we begin to “see” our inclusion in…

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Paul’s ecstatic revelation

2 Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. (ESV) How do you feel when you read that verse?  I want to challenge your thinking a bit.  You should…

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A better diet…Jesus

Why didn’t Eve call God into the discussion? Where was God in that story of fruit and trees and snakes? He was right there with Adam and in Adam and in Eve and with Eve. God breathed His life breath into each of them. So where was God?  This is the deception that we still…

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Not a bully

God isn’t a bully. When you see a statement like that you would agree, right?  Of course God isn’t a bully.  Bullies are not nice.  They take your lunch money.  They use fear to get stuff from you.  They torment you until you cry.  They make your life a miserable existence of hiding and running…

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Getting Stuck

Do you know the show “Monk?”  I used to watch that show with my kids.  This guy Monk was really OCD with some pretty strange phobias but he had this gift to “see.”  He could walk in a room and “see” exactly what happened, what was missing, what didn’t belong, what was out-of-place and more.…

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Abram and Sarai Petals

In the last post, “Zuzu’s Petals,” I used a familiar story to talk about how perspective is so important.  When we see something or experience something we have an opinion, always.  It is highly probable that what we think we know is only part of the story.  Our minds will fill in the blanks based…

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Spirit of Cain

1 John 3:12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.   Ouch!  What do we do with that? Remember we need to use our “mind of Christ.”  God is love.…

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