Category General Christianity

Sign, Wave

“And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. Then came the Jews round about Him, and said unto Him, How long dost Thou make us to doubt? If Thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.” (John 10:24) “Tell us plainly…” Sometimes, the forest for the trees is right in plain sight. Not sure if […]

Capacious

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” (Luke 6:38) Out of our selves I love this as a rule. As a rule, […]

Terroir

“A man that hath friend must shew himself friendly…” (Proverbs 18:24a) This is the way. If you want to have friends, you must be a friend, in other words. You have to terraform the locale in which you find yourself–bloom where you’re planted, as it were–in order to allow the Lord to come around with […]

Patrilocal

“Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” (John 20:17, emphasis mine) I believe that if we truly knew and therefore walked in this […]

Making an Entrance

“Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, ye shall never fail: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:10-11) It’s all about realizing the presence and therefore the kingdom […]

Hollow Phrases

Not to be confused with holophrasis. A means of expressing more complex ideas but through single words. It’s a very childlike (or childish) way of speaking. “Give!” “Want!” “Mine!” God gets it, so do our parents. But if you’re reading this, hopefully you’ve grown out of the need to express yourself in such a simplistic manner. Think […]

Adumbrate part 2 Frames of Reference

I lost a pair of sunglasses over the Summer. They were expensive and they were the first really nice pair of shades I’d ever bought for myself. At a hundred and thirty bucks, they were most definitely not the type of possession you wanna leave on the steps of the parking garage downtown as you finish […]

Adumbrate

“Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness; and Thy paths drop fatness.” (Psalm 65:11) Have you ever thought about this? The sun is hot. The sun is bright. And lest I begin to sound like some picture book bereft on any real intelligence: “The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.” (Psalm 121:5b) A rhetorical question […]

Transfer of Power (Next Best part 2)

“Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,” (Proverbs 6:7) A lot of responsibility rests on the shoulders of those second-in-command. More than just a title, one must have an eye on the boss and the other on everything else. Never mind that you think you’re ready to steer the vessel, the transfer of power will happen in […]

Showing Our Work

“Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.” (Romans 2:15) I encounter love everyday. Someone who takes a little extra time to look you in the eye in public. A person who wishes you well […]

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