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Freedom by Issac Keene

How free is the butterfly who does not spread its wings? How free is the instrument if no one plays its strings? How free is the giant ship when moored upon dry land? How free is the ostrich whose head … Continue reading

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Thoughts & Prayers

The phrase “my thoughts & prayers go with you” has become a way of abdicating responsibility for being involved in other people’s lives and trying to heal their brokenness and meet their needs. Erwin McManus

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A Shared Desire

I don’t want to stop exploring the mystery, delving ever deeper into possibilities that spark the imagination and spirit. I don’t want those who hear me to nod knowingly, with a banal sense of doctrinal agreement but without feeling the … Continue reading

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Personal Fulfillment

Paradoxically, personal fulfillment means abandoning ourselves and putting others first. It means moving beyond wanting to be loved and moving into becoming lovers. Richard Rohr Edited with BlogPad Pro

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Holiness

True growth in holiness is a growth in willingness to love and be loved and a surrendering of willfulness, even holy willfulness (which is still “all about me”).  Richard Rohr Edited with BlogPad Pro

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Immaturity

Immaturity is that in-between innocence and experience, when we think that by changing what we have or whom we are with or where we are, we can change ourselves. Eugene Peterson Edited with BlogPad Pro

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Grace & Evil

?The grace of God is awful to us because the proper response to evil is to fear it and desire its destruction, not to love it and desire its redemption…  David Blower? Edited with BlogPad Pro

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Availability

  Availability is about being open to life: to God and to others. It is to be open to those who cross my path, believing that there is good reason to give of myself, and receive from others, just because … Continue reading

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Pew Note 4-4-17

  We’ve caused harm, we’ve made willful decisions that hurt others, we’ve invited shame upon ourselves with our actions and yet in Jesus, we’ve found grace instead of judgment, and so we can offer it to one another. Jonathan Storment  … Continue reading

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Pew Note 3-7-17

It seems to me that the only people who can handle power well are those who don’t need it too much, those who can equally let go of it and share it. The only people who can handle power are … Continue reading

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