Category Archives: Identity in Christ

One Wrong Slip and You Are Sunk!

Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives? (Romans 7:1 NIV) The law by the design of God has … Continue reading

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What Were You Created For?

In California, we are blessed to have Bald Eagles soaring above the earth. They have a rare combination of elegance and power. Eagles are so effortless in their pursuit of altitudes of 10,000 feet or more; truly they are things … Continue reading

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What Good Is “Weed Whacking”?

When my family and I first moved to Redding, California we purchased a house on 2 acres of land on Palo Verde Lane. Our kids were quite young when we moved to this property and after multiple years of growing … Continue reading

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The J.O.Y. Trophy

Jesus first, Others second and Yourself last (J.O.Y.). We were so proud of ourselves as parents. We had created a trophy to be handed to the child who best demonstrated the selfless act of denying his or herself and putting … Continue reading

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What Are Commodities?

I was in South Africa recently teaching at a DTS (Discipleship Training School) for YWAM (Youth With A Mission). The topic I often teach on is “Identity in Christ” or “Who God says we are to Him” and this time … Continue reading

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Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss While I was born in Georgia, I moved to California when I was four years old. But, I can remember just about every summer as a kid traveling to Georgia to visit family. I have such great memories … Continue reading

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Why Am I Freezing?

The baby Polar Bear said to the Papa Polar Bear, “Dad, tell me the truth, am I really a polar bear, no brown bear, no black bear, no panda bear!?” The Papa polar bear said, “Yes son, I am a … Continue reading

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God Is Always Delighting In You

“Can it be really be true that God is always delighting in me?” “Surely He doesn’t look at me with delight. You don’t know what I did just this morning?” “Maybe when I get to heaven, then He will be … Continue reading

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We Are So Confused!

In tears Manny said, “I am so thankful God gave His Son to die on the cross for me, because I am such a filthy sinner.” Many followers of Christ believe God sent Jesus to the cross because “we are … Continue reading

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The Last Samurai

In the magnificent movie The Last Samurai, Tom Cruise plays a character by the name of Algren, an ex-United States Army Captain. In the movie, the westernized Japanese Imperial Army recruits Algren, because he is a decorated warrior, to help … Continue reading

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