Tag Archives: Grace

Adoption and Identity: A Different Type of Purity

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are … Continue reading

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Birthday, Stomach Bugs, and a Shingles Update

I’m taking a small break from Santa Fe posts because yesterday was my birthday, and as is now the tradition on my birthday, I was sick with a stomach bug and the coughing brought back the pain of the shingles. … Continue reading

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Triumphal Entry….

It wasn’t. It wasn’t triumphal, not in anyway we mean the word. Jesus came in to town riding on the back of a donkey with coats and cloaks for a seat and palm fronds on the road. People shouted. People … Continue reading

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Slow Progression

Back in October I sat and watched the water carve small particles of rock away from the rim from which it poured. Down beneath the water crashed into the chunks of rock that had fallen before. It’s just like working out … Continue reading

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The Forgiveness of Sins: The art of Going Forward

What does it mean to be forgiven our sins? Growing up it was always about wiping away the slate – sort of erasing from the black board all the embarrassing things we’d written there before anyone say. It’s good, but … Continue reading

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Celtic Spirituality

Over the last couple of days I’ve had a chance to catch up a little on some reading that I have intended to do for a while. I’m still not where I want to be, but opening up the book … Continue reading

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Choosing Between

My goal for my daughters is for them to be formed in such a way for me to have great respect for their opinions, thoughts, and feelings. I want to respect them enough to seek advice from them and have productive … Continue reading

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