Tag: pain

Pain and Illusion

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a story is worth millions, right?  In the last two posts we looked at a couple of movies (stories) that were allegories of our life in this reality.  How about we pick up where we left off? We are taught from an early age that this…

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We need more confessing!

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (ESV) This is easily the most misunderstood and misused verse in the New Testament.  Without a doubt the evangelical conservative western church pounds people with a perverse fear of a…

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Paradigm Shift

Jesus didn’t die to save us FROM God. Just let that sink in for a second.  Maybe read it again.  Go ahead, it is OK to read it again. Do you know that the teaching of the western “church” since about 1000 AD and institutionalized in the reformation is that Jesus died to save us…

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Godly Sorrow

When we fall in love with our Abba Father we are compelled by love to do stuff to please Him. This compulsion consumes us. Our desire for more and more of Him drives us into radical obedience and risk taking and an obsessive pursuit of Him. Our metric for success however may be misplaced. When…

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Splinter #3

We’ve been in the splinter removal business for the last few posts.  I would encourage you to take a look at the past Splinter posts when you have a chance to get caught up. We often find ourselves believing lies about God that cause us to blame Him for all kinds of stuff He didn’t…

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Splinters

Everyone has had a splinter in their hand or finger.  Sometimes they are big suckers that need to come out right now.  Sometimes they are little annoying ones that are really hard to get out.  Removing the little ones can actually cause more damage in the removal process than the damage incurred in the insertion…

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