Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Father and the Bride – 4

I fear we are often so worried about preserving the purity of Christ’s Bride we lose sight of her joy.  We want to be faithful.  But if we don’t take time to lounge in the presence of the One who … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 3

The Lover of Our Soul Marriage was created by God as a place for intimacy.  When we hear the word intimacy we immediately think of physical love expressed in the sexual union of a man and a woman.  Sex is … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 2

To be honest, it has been difficult for me to fully engage in the bride metaphor.  I helped my wife make some decisions for our wedding day, but she did most of the real work, with her mother’s assistance.  I … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 1

Dear Morning Devotion Group: Thank you for journeying along with me during my #2 Pencil Faith.  I would like to bind Pencil Faith in some way and make it available to people I counsel.  I am giving you a link … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 17 – What Makes Us Stronger?

Dear Morning Devotion Group: This concludes our Pencil Faith Series.  Thank you for sticking with  me while I make this transition to form that allows me to compile my entries into book form.  Monday we start a series on the … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 16 – The New Abnormal

Chapter 16 – The New Abnormal Suffering drives us deeper.  We consider it joy to suffer, not because it is pleasant, but because it is one of the best ways to grow in our walk with God.  When balance is … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 15 – Oh, The Possibilities

Chapter 15 – Oh, the Possibilities! The “Law of Possibilities” reminds us the scope of God’s providential means and methods are beyond human understanding.  I am convinced the process of growing in our faith involves the passionate, teeth-clinching, crying in … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 14 – The Conversation of Faith

Chapter 14 – The Conversation of Faith My #2 Pencil Faith illustration grew out of a need to calm the nerves of people I met whose walk with the Lord had come to an impasse.  Some feared their faith was … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 13 – Challenging the Delusion

Chapter 13 – Challenging the Delusion We return now to our original framework for the #2 Pencil Faith.  In way of review, the two outer pencils of our metaphor represent the full spectrum of our faith.  Within this framework are … Continue reading

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Pencil Faith Chapter 12 – Cheaters Never Win

Chapter 12 – Cheaters Never Win “Keep your eyes on your own paper!” So goes the final instruction before a test, and every student understands the consequences of failing to heed them.  Sometimes teachers add a little philosophy to their … Continue reading

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