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This is not a blog about Christianity

Epcot's Land Pavilion photo
Lunch at Epcot’s The Land Pavilion yesterday.

 

Duct tape holding car window in place
Epcot parking lot yesterday…said a silent prayer for the owner.

 

This is not a blog about Christianity.

This is a blog about our emotional and spiritual center and i just happen to be Christian.

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Please don't tell me

The biggest reason why Christianity gets a bad rap from some

Dented MacBook Pro case
One small dent ruins the entire Apple MacBook

 

One bad apple does not spoil the whole bunch, or does it?

Christianity is such a lofty aspiration – to be a good and decent person all the time.

Yet we are flawed individuals. Every last one of us.

Weirdly, and inappropriately, we expect Christians (or Muslims, etc) to be perfect.

There in lies the negative stereotype dilemma.

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Rejoice

The worst myth about pleasing God is hereby refuted

Two cats approaching each other on empty city street
Come closer (Indianapolis BUCA di Peppo wall art)

 

An email from a friend at Christmas, contained this excerpt from the book, Jesus Calling… this is the best explanation many of us will ever get to refute conditional love:

I AM THE GIFT that continually gives–bounteously, with no strings attached. Unconditional love is such a radical concept that even my most devoted followers fail to grasp it fully.

Absolutely nothing in heaven or on earth can cause Me to stop loving you. You may feel more loved when you are performing according to your expectations, but my love for you is perfect; therefore it is not subject to variation.

What does vary is your awareness of My loving Presence.

When you are dissatisfied with your behavior, you tend to feel unworthy of My love, you may unconsciously punish yourself by withdrawing from Me and attributing the distance between us to My displeasure.

Instead of returning to Me and receiving My Love, you attempt to earn My approval by trying harder.

All the while, I am aching to hold you in My everlasting arms, to enfold you in My Love.

When you are feeling unworthy or unloved, come to Me. Then ask for receptivity to My unfailing Love.

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The great summer of 2012

What the world is looking for this summer

Christ
what if Christ was reflected from our daily actions? (look at Chapin's reflection)

This summer the world is not looking for a better definition of Christianity, but rather, the real demonstration of it.

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September 2009

I Don’t Know How to Start

A lifetime of learned behaviors. Life is hard. And mostly difficult. And busy. And distracting.

Some days, maybe while watching a movie or TV show, we see a Family that seems to have it all together and wonder why we can’t live like that.

It’s a movie, okay? It’s not real. Yet perhaps there’s some compromise between what’s portrayed in books and movies, and what is our current reality.

Maybe. maybe not.

I’d like to find out.

Carpe diem, jeff đŸ™‚