Tag: peace

Pointers to the formless: finding “ME”

Wonder why we like to dress up and go to costume parties?  We like to pretend to be someone else.

Pretending to be someone else is liberating.  We have a sense of peace and freedom when we aren't trying to be ourself but instead get to be something else.  We expend a tremendous amount of energy pretending to be "me."  It takes a lot of work.  We are constantly checking to see if the "me" we want to project is the "me" that others see.  We seek confirmation and praise.  We want to be noticed.  We are very self-conscious.  We believe the "self" is the "me" we think we are.  Being "me" is so important, or is it?

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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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What Now? – signs point to something

sign: an object, quality, or event whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else. wonder: a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. miracle: a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work…

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What is our death, really?

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (KJV) So my “death” is liberating but in a…

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200 Proof Grace

I think Hollywood has perfected the “mind altered” movies.  You know the ones.  The dad breathes in a gas that makes him want to attack his kids which is completely out of character with his normal mode.  Or the whole town gets infected with a virus where they all start fighting with each other.  In…

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Really Good News

The gospel is “good news” by definition.  The word gospel means “good news.”  So you have to ask yourself what is the “good news” that everyone is talking about?  What is the gospel?  There are so many opinions it will likely confuse you if you search Google or pick up a study Bible and read…

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Why does Jesus weep?

Is there bad news in Heaven?  Is there bad news in the Kingdom of Heaven?  Paul said that the Kingdom of Heaven is righteousness (the approval of God), peace (when all essential parts are joined together) and joy (be favorably disposed) in the Holy Spirit.  I don’t see any bad news in the list.  Walking…

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Irresistible Fruit

Have you ever gone to a movie theater right after dinner and soon as you walked in you were suddenly hungry for popcorn?  How is that possible?  How about while you are watching a program on TV a commercial comes on for your favorite fast food or scrumptious desert and suddenly you are hungry?  Let’s say…

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