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A Slap of the Truth

“God exists whether or not men may choose to believe in Him. The reason why many people do not believe in God is not so much that it is intellectually impossible to believe in God, but because belief in God forces that thoughtful person to face the fact that he is accountable to such a God.” — Robert A. Laidlaw 

“God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.

So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.”  

(Romans 1:18-25 NLT)

A life lived in autonomy is a life lingered in abomination.  

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Red Loves Blue

 “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.”

(Ephesians 4:2-3 NLT)

“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright; some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”

 

Loving others despite our many differences makes life meaningful and colorful.  

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Seriously Simple

Why do simple things become complicated?

Simple…

It is simply because of those complicated simple people who make simple things simply complicated.

“But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, 
   what God is looking for in men and women.

It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, 
   be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously— 
   take God seriously.”

(Micah 6:8 MSG)

 

Life is short. Don’t make it shorter. Simplify it. Maximize it.

Live it simply for God.

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Heart Issue

Worship is an outflow of the very core of our hearts — the outcry of the meaning and purpose of our existence. 

An act solely for and as a manifestation of who and what we truly value. Boiling down and pointing to the only one and unique subject of the quintessential worth and weight of glory — God.

Worship then, is returning to Him what is rightfully His.

This is a heart issue.  

“When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart.”

Lamar Boschman
 
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Posted by on January 28, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Lifestyle for a Lifetime

“There is no other activity in life so important as that of prayer.                                 Every other activity depends upon prayer for its best efficiency.”  

–M.E. Andross

“…pray continually.” 

1 Thessalonians 5:17

 

Prayer is a lifestyle — Learn it. Love it. Live it. 


 
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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Dear X (Love’s Letter)

Love is here. Love is now.

Love is pouring from his hands, from his brow.

~Tenth Avenue North~

Dear Brokenhearted, I have felt your pain. You are strong and brave. See these scars. I took all of the bullets.

Dear Downtrodden, your pain isn’t hidden from me. You have so much to live for. Come here and I’ll raise you over the mountain peaks.

Dear Hurting, stop crying. I’m right here by your side. You need no longer weep, for I have taken up your pain.

Dear Oppressed, do not hide.  Spread your wings and soar the great heavens. Stand up and I will fight for you.

I love you all so much.

Sincerely yours forever,

God


 
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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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AbanDONT

When the good becomes bad and the storm is over yonder

We think that God abandoned us and thoughts alike we ponder

But we forget that it’s never God who goes and walks away

So when we feel alone sometimes it’s because we chose to stray

“I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” 

– GOD –

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in EXPRESSo, POEMgranate

 

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