Shalom!

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Lately I find myself moved more and more to open or close texts or emails with “Shalom!” rather than the standard western salutations.  So, am I a Christian trying to be Jewish or something?  Nope!  Just that this word carries so much more fullness and power to me that I would rather declare all thatgoodness […]

Paul’s stunning revelation

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When we finally remove our religious lenses and let scripture speak. it is absolutely stunning, exhilarating–to grasp God’s plan for Jew and Gentile in one community through Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus)! For Saul of Tarsus, later named Paul this was earth-shaking. It was the overriding context of everything he wrote; something I totally missed for 40 […]

“Pray without ceasing”

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ” Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Messiah Yeshua for you.” The best thing about praying without ceasing is that I get to BE WITH HIM–that’s it!

Bottom up or Top Down?

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Top down or bottom up? So many times as believers we try to understand the world,  God and his purposes for us from the bottom up; this is an issue of the lens we see and reason through, or perspective. In certain aspects of art, architecture and photography to name a few “perspective” affects everything […]

Christians and Jews

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“For if their rejection and exclusion from the benefits of salvation were [overruled] for the reconciliation of a world to God, what will their acceptance and admission mean? [It will be nothing short of] life from the dead!” (Rom 11:15 Amp). I have a “hunch”, a seed-thought if you will that has been germinating inside […]

NORMAL CHRISTIANITY

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“NORMAL” This morning a phrase from a song wafted into my mind: “Now my faith in you is a mountain that can’t be shaken”, from a powerful worship song from Jesus Culture Music, originating out of the ongoing revival at Bethel Church in Redding, CA. I thought to myself, what an audacious thing for someone […]

Loving Jesus style for husbands

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“Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant […]

What is “going vertical?”

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Welcome! So, what do I mean by “going vertical”, and why should I? This theme has been churning in me for months, probably years actually – long before I could interpret the vibrations I was feeling deep in my saved soul.  Finally starting this blog feels a little bit like an old Bob Dylan song, […]