Religion

I’m a Skunk – Liz Petruzzi, lizpetruzzi.com – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. Mark 7:15 Without a doubt my greatest challenge and sin are the words I say. Words said in anger. Words said to make a pointed point. Words said to punish. Words said carelessly without thought. Wounding words I can’t retrieve. Things I say to impress…

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No More Martyrs – Christianity Now – Medium – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); We don’t need another martyr. This thought first came to mind as I listened to a spoken word performance by a friend of mine, Manon Bullock. She was referencing the death of Rekia Boyd in Chicago, a Black woman shot dead by an off-duty white police officer in 2012. She said if we could have chosen any outcome for Rekia Boyd, martyrdom would not have been included in the calculation. This struck a chord…

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Abide – Liz Petruzzi, lizpetruzzi.com – Christian Article

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. John 15:15 Apart from the vine, I can do nothing. Remain. Be still. Listen and follow. I cannot grow or bear fruit disconnected. Continue and persevere. He strengthens me. Fear not. With God all things are possible. Click To Tweet Let me not become weary. The harvest is coming. Patient endurance. In my weakness, He is strong. Constant prayer. Blessed are those who remain steadfast. Steadfast in Christ. Suffering…

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On the Courage to Speak of God – Christianity Now – Medium – Christian Article

Most of us know people who aren’t inclined to speak for themselves. People who, when asked where they’d like to eat, what they’d like to do, or what they’re interested in, respond by deferring to either group opinion or a kind of verbally confused pantomime. They don’t want to step on anyone’s feet, and they’re very polite. All this comes from a good mix of civility and conscientiousness, but we’ve also seen when it can work against them. Their significant…

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Of Lives and Years; Of Beginnings and Endings

Have you made your New Life’s resolutions? As I was thinking about how to wrap things up for 2019, it occurred to me that there might be four different possibility for how your year has gone; and those are the same four which can be applied to the longer span of our lives. For some context as to what I mean by this, here’s something I wrote in 2009. A small portion of this is actually appearing for the 4th…

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Wednesday Connect | Thinking Out Loud

So here’s a question for you: Why do the authors so intent on helping me solve my financial problems only publish their books in hardcover? Just a reminder that this blog uses cookies to keep the writer awake after 11:00 PM. Here’s your week’s worth of items culled from a variety of sources. ♦ An old format meets today’s technology in a Bible commentary in pictures: “The Visual Commentary on Scripture (VCS) [is] a freely accessible online publication that provides…

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