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November 2008 Archives

This is an excerpt from my Advent Devotional Guide that uses the Advent wreath. If you have a real wreath, you can use it, either alone, or with others. If you don’t have a wreath, follow this guide, and you […]

Part 1 of series: Introduction to Advent Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Tomorrow is the first day of Advent. If you’ve been reading my blog for more than a year, you know that I generally make […]

Wherever I have lived during my adult life, I’ve learned to be grateful for the beauty of that slice of God’s creation. When I lived in the Boston area, I loved the turning of the leaves in autumn and the […]

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 On this Thanksgiving Day in the United States, I want to reflect on a verse from Paul’s first letter to […]

Part 14 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series 1. “I’m pretty new to this ‘spiritual gifts’ stuff. How can I begin to experience spiritual gifts?” If you’ve been […]

Part 13 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series If you want to grow in your experience of spiritual gifts, Paul urges you to eagerly seek those gifts that […]

Part 12 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Yesterday I began commenting on the closing verses of 1 Corinthians 14: So, brothers and sisters, keep on eagerly desiring […]

A ranch in the Hill Country, not too far from Vanderpool. The “cattle” you see are actually American Bison (buffalo).

Part 11 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series So far we’ve been learning from 1 Corinthians 14 how to use spiritual gifts in ministry. All of us need […]

Part 10 of series: Spiritual Gifts in the Body of Christ Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series According to biblical teaching on spiritual gifts, each and every Christian should expect to be gifted by the Spirit for […]

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