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This Is Our Future

This Is Our Future

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It’s the great company at the party in Titanic that brings such happy tears. It’s the boys making it safely home in Apollo 13. It’s Maximus reunited with his family. So the fellowship finds Gandalf alive—no longer Gandalf the Grey, fallen beyond recovery in the mines of Moria, but Gandalf the White, whom death can never touch again. So Frodo and Sam are rescued from the slopes of Mount Doom, and…

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07/29/2014 Scripture

Now I will walk humbly throughout my years     because of this anguish I have felt.  Lord, your discipline is good,

07/29/2014 Scripture

Now I will walk humbly throughout my years     because of this anguish I have felt.  Lord, your discipline is good,

What Will You Do In Heaven?

What Will You Do In Heaven?

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What will we do in heaven? The Sunday comics picture saints lying about on clouds, strumming harps. It hardly takes your breath away. The fact that most Christians have a gut sense that earth is more exciting than heaven points to the deceptive powers of the Enemy and our own failure of imagination. What do we do with the idea of “eternal rest”? That sounds like the slogan of a middle-class…

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07/28/2014 Scripture

Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, “Clear the way through the wilderness     for the Lord!

07/28/2014 Scripture

Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, “Clear the way through the wilderness     for the Lord!

07/27/2014 Scripture

For I hold you by your right hand—     I, the Lord your God. And I say to you,

07/27/2014 Scripture

For I hold you by your right hand—     I, the Lord your God. And I say to you,

What Jesus Offers

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Late into the night, early in the morning, walking down the road, in the middle of his supper, at home, abroad, Jesus offers. His time, his words, his touch, flowing like the wine at Cana. To appreciate the reality of it all, remember, this is not Superman. Remember his loneliness, his weariness, his humanity. This is utterly remarkable—particularly in light of the fact that this is a man on a…

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07/26/2014 Scripture

God, the Lord, created the heavens and stretched them out.     He created the earth and everything in it.

07/26/2014 Scripture

God, the Lord, created the heavens and stretched them out.     He created the earth and everything in it.

Some Larger Way

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The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

The Sacred Romance calls to us every moment of our lives. It whispers to us on the wind, invites us through the laughter of good friends, reaches out to us through the touch of someone we…

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07/25/2014 Scripture

“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.     I have called you by name; you are mine.

07/25/2014 Scripture

“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.     I have called you by name; you are mine.

The Way a Man is with a Woman

The Way a Man is with a Woman

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There is something mythic in the way a man is with a woman. Our sexuality offers a parable of amazing depth when it comes to being masculine and feminine. The man comes to offer his strength and the woman invites the man into herself, an act that requires courage and vulnerability and selflessness for both of them. Notice first that if the man will not rise to the occasion, nothing will happen.…

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