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A collection of i thoughts
ideas, and illustrations to encourage readers to look up and to discover or rediscover the goodness and greatness of God




In Him, With Him, For Him 

Trust is an about face and a walk with Jesus
To be One with Him and saved by grace 

in Christ’s Righteousness the Father sees us 

we belong to Him, as a brand-new race 

peculiar people, holy nation,
royal priesthood, all welcomed in 

a different kind of incarnation
a chosen generation, new life begin 

each saint different, but with one heart beating
bought with a price and saved from sin

 a new creation now in Christ meeting best when we’re humble
and the World sees Him. -id 


the Journey



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then God made man


Take up thy bed and walk. Even after the initial miracle, the first steps would be somewhat rusty or unpracticed. Patients who have severely broken their limbs require some degree of retraining. So it is after salvation. We have to “relearn” how to Live, how to Give and how to Forgive. In each case these are all new spiritual skills God wants us to perfect. The word perfect (tr.v) in the New Testament means to bring to an end or completion. In the spiritual economy it means to “get it,” to learn what we are supposed to learn. Enoch walked with God. Walking with God is easier and harder than most people think. The Christian life is both a crash course and a Continuing education project.

Why I Said "Yes" to Jesus

I closely examined and considered His claims, character, conduct. I pondered the paradox of the cross and responded to power of His call.  I found His influence on world history and upon my own heart to be indelible, His character impeccable, courage invincible, words imperishable, His love immeasurable and kindness incredible. He said He was the Way, and I believe Him. For the sinner, He is the way “out,” for the seeker, the way “in.” For the fallen, He is the way “up.” For those gone astray, He is the way “back.” For the lost He is the way “home.” He is the Highway, the Freeway, the Narrow Way, and the Only Way. He also said that He is the Truth and I believe the Truth. As Truth, His words were unvarnished as well as untarnished. Truth is untainted, untangled, and without shadow of turning. Truth is “what is,” and Jesus is the “I Am.” Truth is the plumb line, the straight edge, the fulcrum and the tip of the spear. He also said He is Life. He offers to all who believe in Him, New, Abundant, and Eternal life. He was, by His enemies vilified, by birth and life qualified, by prophecy crucified, resurrection justified, and by His ascension glorified. He is the center, the source and the force of my faith. He is my Savior and Lord. Two Thousand years ago He came, He Became, He Overcame, and He said He is Coming Again.  Perhaps Today.   -id



King of my Life

The Sermon on the Mount (Mat.5)
Jesus began his ministry with this epic sermon. Jesus begins where we need to begin, with the heart. At the cross Jesus prepares (and purchases) a place for us. Here on this gentle slope, Jesus begins to prepare us for the place. “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Until we examine our heart, until we open our heart, nothing happens. But the moment we recognize and admit to our need God draws near. To be poor in spirit is to be in need of God. We put ourself in the place of grace. God gives grace to the humble. The Jewish nation, like mankind everywhere, “looked on the outward appearance, God looks on the heart.” Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. -id



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Equity and Equality



Bring me word again...Mt. 2:8

Cure All The historian said King Herod was half Jewish. He did not say which half, or if he was talking about blood or belief. No one can be half Christian. You are either born again or you are not. That is why Jesus told Nicodemus “You must be born again.” Herod was half Edomite, and like all sinners, was cursed of God. Yes, cursed. If “In the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” is not a curse, I don’t know what is. Although cursed, contaminated, and condemned by sin, God sent the only cure, his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Magi from the East brought the good news to Herod, and Micah practically rose from the dead pointing to the very spot where Hope was waiting, but Herod would not follow the star. God always places his cure within reach of every sin-sick soul, or sends wise men to stand before our silly thrones. Herod said, “bring me word again.” For him, from that day forward Heaven was silent. There is no guarantee anyone who ignores God’s word today will hear it again tomorrow. To all who are sick of sin, Jesus is still the Cure. -id

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this author found Peace fifty-four years ago when he knelt by an army bunk bed and surrendered to God, and this is a collection of lessons learned and shared along the way.

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