Glory Restored

Glory Restored

The Dreams and Desires of Our Heart
What do you long for, wish and hope for? What do you dream about and desire for your life? How about for the ones you love and the world at large? When you take the time to reflect on the things that are most important to you, what kinds of things occupy your mind? Is it to be beautiful or handsome, strong and courageous, bright and insightful, at peace with yourself and others, or perhaps financially prosperous and successful? Is it to see your children flourishing in every area of their lives and to see your marriage full of richness, love, romance and sweet friendship? It could be to see the world at peace, where all people regardless of race, color, nationality, or social status are treating one another with honor, respect, and dignity? The list could well be endless. What would be on your list?
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A Perspective on Suffering and Loss

A Perspective on Suffering and Loss

In September of 2018, the community of Redding, CA found themselves walking through the aftermath of a firestorm that had consumed over 1100 homes, taken 7 lives, and scorched over 164,000 acres of beautiful northern California landscape. Two months later the CAMP fire struck the community of Paradise, CA and surrounding area. Ranked as the most destructive fire in California history and the world’s costliest natural disaster in 2018, this fire took the lives of 85 individuals, destroyed nearly 19,000 structures and consumed over 150,000 acres of wildlife. Following both these events, residents were left dealing with the emotional toll this has taken on their lives.
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Why I Write

Why I Write

I have been putting some thought into my writing lately. Why do I write? What is it I wish to communicate? What is the focus or themes of my writing? What is my unique writing voice? These are some questions I’ve rolled around in my head lately. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far.
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God Never Leaves Us To Ourselves

God Never Leaves Us To Ourselves

God never leaves us to ourselves. When Jesus called those first disciples, he called them to be with him. The first and foremost part of being a disciple of Jesus is being with him, up close and personal. In his summons to follow him, Jesus was exercising a belief in those he called. He believed they could become like him and do the things he did. But it was from the context of this up-close and personal association with himself that Jesus could express this belief in those he called.
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