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Archive for the ‘God’ Category

The Importance of Mystery

January 8, 2016

“What we have fully explored and comprehended, wearies us by familiarity, and loses its attractive charm. But mystery awakens curiosity; engages attention; excites inquiry; gives activity to thought and zest to enjoyment. How just, then, that the most important things should be the most mysterious! How proper that we should be thus led to dwell […]

A Prayer for Guidance in Youth and Old Age

January 7, 2016

Father God, thank you for the light you have given me and have enabled me to walk in thus far. Praise be to you, my God, Dispeller and Defeater of darkness, my light and my salvation! Forgive me of every grain of darkness in me. I beg you to continue to be patient with me […]

A Meditation to Begin the New Year

January 2, 2016

We serve a God who creates; a God who re-creates, a God who renews, who restores, who refreshes, who revives, who resuscitates; A God Who Makes Things New He is a God whose steadfast love never ceases, whose mercies never fail; rather, they are made new every morning, with the dawning of every single new […]

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

December 15, 2015

I can’t get no satisfaction I can’t get no satisfaction ‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try I can’t get no, I can’t get no (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? (Psalm 42:2) One […]

Waiting on the Dawn

November 2, 2015

“It’s always darkest before the dawn.” Florence and the Machine “By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.” (Luke 1:78-79) When we are young, we have a certain idea about how the […]

Recognizing Beauty

August 6, 2015

“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4) God is beautiful, and it should be our desire to […]

The Power of a Biblical Story

August 6, 2015

This is a guest post by John Mark Hicks. Bible stories. Many of us have heard them since we were children. Daniel and the Lion’s Den. Noah’s Ark. Three Angels Visiting Abraham. Moses and the Burning Bush. David and Goliath. And many more! Bible stories are important.  They do more than tweak the emotions or […]

A Beautiful Story

July 25, 2015

What is Christianity? It is what is good, true, and beautiful. These are the three virtues that describe our faith. God is good. God is true. God is beautiful. God embodies these virtues perfectly, but these virtues do not stop with God. What he creates is good, true, and beautiful. As Christians, we should strive […]

Seeking Beauty

September 4, 2014

Goodness, truth, and beauty all come from God. He is the source of all three. Out of these three subjects, beauty is the most neglected. It has been ignored by many Christians and it has often been distorted by the world. Beauty is important. It attracts. We are drawn to what is beautiful. It is […]

Where Do We Go When We Die

August 26, 2014

Where do we go when we die? This is a question we are intrigued by. Even people who are not religious are interested in this question. In 2010 Clint Eastwood directed a movie entitled Hereafter. The film was about the afterlife but the focus was more on psychic powers rather than religion. The question of […]

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