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Make Love Not War

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Make love not war. This oft-used mantra from my old hippie days is broader and deeper than just being a political pacifist and social activist. "..Blessed are the peacemakers, says Scripture, for they shall be called the children of God.." Do you bring the peace of God into a room when you enter or do you arrive creating discord and bringing enmity? Really, think about it. Is your persona, are your conversations, peaceful, nurturing and up lifting or are they riddled with fault, blame and bitterness - are you an agitator? According to this text in the Gospel of Matthew only the children of God can bring the peace of knowing God to others. In reality, only a person who is at peace with himself can bring peace. To be otherwise is like mutually exclusive. Embracing peacemaking doesn't mean that we always avoid conflict, but being peaceable does mean recognizing the real costs of the contrary and weighing those costs as if they will be shouldered by ourselves and our loved o…

Living with Wolves

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The Gift of Imperfection

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Life is messy and imperfect. When I was younger I was taught, graded, encouraged to be perfect. I failed miserably. My story, maybe like yours, is one loaded with fractures, cracks and imperfections. Frankly, in this world, we're all broken and wounded in some way and to some degree. Some of us choose to grow and become stronger as a result of this brokenness; still others fight against it or choose to stay fractured. My encouragement to those comes from Christ's own words, " ...he took bread and broke it..." When we allow our Creator to break us {CLICK HERE} He does so to make us whole. And, we often come through the experience with a really cool patina. Out of our brokenness comes beauty. #minmchurch #churchpearland

Respecting Pig-Pen

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When the unclean Pig-Pen's of the world touched Jesus, He was not made unclean; rather the unclean were cleansed, made whole and made complete. In the person and hospitality of Christ we see God as willing to share Himself with everyone: Jew, Gentile, sinner, the broken, the unclean. Too often, we restrict and burden the unbeliever with our man made definitions of who can approach and interact and have a relationship with our Creator. The Apostle Peter clarifies this in Acts 10:28. My Sunday Thought - Whom are you judging as unclean and what's the Spirit saying to you about your attitude? Shalom...PKES #minmchurch

What gets your knickers in a twist?

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