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Insight Poems of the spirit

My Spirit is a Gazelle

I was speaking to the Lord about obstacles in the relationship between us. It is easier to feel dissatisfied and frustrated than to know how the Lord sees the goal of my cleansing and healing. So I asked, “What do you want my spirit to be like?”  What I was shown was nimbleness, moving confidently […]

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Money Blessing

Money is not just a physical thing; it is also a spiritual power. Let me speak a blessing to your spirit to cleanse you of heaviness caused by focus on your financial situation. God wants to align you with the many things He wants to do in your life. He has prepared good works He […]

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Bible Meditations Insight

Psalm 23: A complete package for your spirit

Yesterday at a friend’s funeral the pastor read Psalm 23 and my spirit jumped to attention. Suddenly I realized all seven expressions of my spirit were nurtured and encouraged by some expression in David’s experience. So today I read through the psalm and asked my spirit what appealed to each of the seven portions. Many […]

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Spirit, not Syrup

Our God is a Personality. The God of the Bible, Jehovah, Yahweh, Adonai, has personality, likes and dislikes, plans and power, feelings and serenity. He sings (Zeph 3:17), He laughs (Ps 2:4), He likes surprises (Matt 24:36), He gets mad (Deut 6:15), and so on. What kind of face do you imagine when you think […]

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Bible Meditations Insight

Healing Parable: “Ratatouille” movie

Remy, the gourmet chef rat in the movie “Ratatouille,” gives us a delightful parable of healing the human soul from dividedness.

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Men and the Beat of Their Drums

Turkish armies steamrolled eastern Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, led by large troops beating drums and trumpeting loudly their foregone victory. African drums call up the gods (demons) of their tribes, whipping celebrants into religious, sexual ecstasy. Western Christianity has shied away from the power of drumming, until now. (Some churches still debate the acceptability of guitars in worship! Once we let in the guitars, can drums be far behind?)

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And in the Darkness Bind Us

“Three cans of beer used to be fun; now 12 cans and where’s the fun? I loved having a girlfriend, but now I can’t remember the last girl’s name. If it weren’t for pain, I wouldn’t feel alive any more.”

Why do we hear so much about young people committing suicide? Why are so many addicted, not just to chemicals but also to sex and excitement and danger?