Tag Archives: God’s love

The Universe and God: which is easier to explain?

[From the archives.] I heard a space scientist on the radio last week. He was saying that in space there is no up or down or left or right. One star appears to be right next to another, he explained, … Continue reading

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God’s Tenderness – explosive and overwhelming

[From the archives.] Tenderness, noun: expressing warm, affectionate feelings; being kind and merciful; possessing gentle and delicate qualities; providing care and protectiveness. (Dictionary.com.) Explosive Tenderness Otis Redding took the word tenderness and turned it on its head. It’s not that … Continue reading

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Fine/Not Fine

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8.) ***

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It’s OK to Like Yourself

The Lord is good to all;     he has compassion on all he has made. (Psalm 145:9.) ***  

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How Could I Miss the Point of the Father’s Day Sermon?

(From the archives) *** Last Sunday was Father’s Day and my wife and I sat in church together listening to a guest speaker give a message about parents and children and God’s love. During the sermon a father was walking … Continue reading

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Hiding in Love’s Corner

[From Dorothy L. Sayers’ Busman’s Honeymoon (1937).] “You’re cold, Peter. Come nearer the fire.” “It’s not cold,” he said, half-angrily, “it’s my rotten nerves. I can’t help it. … I hate behaving like this. I tried to stick it out … Continue reading

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Seeing Me For Who I Really Am Scares Me To Death

*** Some people just aren’t who – or what – they are labeled. Take this young man, for instance: not a real judge (but he did end up in front of one soon enough!). Others are misrepresented on purpose but … Continue reading

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Why You Can’t Avoid Being In Church

Doug Bursch tweeted this thought on church: You can only complain about the church for so long, then you gotta start also being it. — Doug Bursch (@fairlyspiritual) January 30, 2016 In reading it I found myself thinking that we … Continue reading

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Failing to Earn God’s Love – a blessing of grace

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Why I Desire Jealousy to Get a Grip on Me

[From the archives.] The days are getting warmer around here. It’s still cold enough when I leave for work that I need my overcoat, but if I go out mid-day I end up leaving my coat in the car. Today … Continue reading

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