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Ineffable

When I was a senior in high school my brave high school English teacher taught a unit on “The ineffable experience.” I say he was brave because I personally can’t imagine trying to bring up that word, let alone that concept, let alone teach anything meaningful about it, in a room full of high schoolContinue reading “Ineffable”

How Much Time?

How much time do you spend reading the Bible? For pretty much the past year, when I first decided – before I became a Christian – that I needed to read the Gospels to learn more about Christians’ relationship with God, I’ve been spending about 2 hours/day reading and studying the Bible. It’s a hugeContinue reading “How Much Time?”

Moses and the Promised Land

Two days ago the gifted Christian missionary and blogger, Jennifer Arimborgo, wrote an amazing article titled, “Moses DID Get into the Promised Land!” That sent more than a few of her hundreds of followers reaching for our Bibles (always a Good Thing!). Jennifer points to Matthew 17: “And after six days Jesus took with him Peter andContinue reading “Moses and the Promised Land”

Poem

This poem by the Russian writer Elena Mikhalkova was making the rounds earlier this year. Sometimes I think this is how it can “feel” from the inside when God is leading us through difficult times. My grandmother once gave me a tip: In difficult times, you move forward in small steps. Do what you haveContinue reading “Poem”

Relapse

I have written here about my first amazing encounter with the Holy Spirit. It was within days of my salvation. Holy Spirit clearly and in no uncertain terms let me know that self-hatred is a sin which I must stop. The message was crystal clear, “You are defying God’s will when you hate what GodContinue reading “Relapse”

God Before Housework

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked,Continue reading “God Before Housework”

Genetic Scissors

This week the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Emmanuelle Charpentier, a French microbiologist and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Germany, and Jennifer Doudna, an American biochemist at the University of California, Berkeley. The prize was for their 2012 development of the CRISPR-Cas9Continue reading “Genetic Scissors”

An Awesome Thing

9 days ago I wrote, “I find myself missing the pure awe and wonderment that once was the totality of my relationship with God […] I need to reclaim more of that early joy and completely innocent awe.  “As always, I am praying for His guidance. I know because I have personally experienced it manyContinue reading “An Awesome Thing”

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