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Holy Spirit

The Best Drink Ever

I have a love affair with sugar.  Not just desserts, although chocolate chip cookies and brownies are at the top of my favorite foods list, but with drinks too – namely, Coke and Starbucks iced chai. Sometimes, just to make... Continue Reading →

Life Lessons from Atlanta’s Driving Culture, Part 2

One of the beautiful things about this life is that the mundane things point us to God. Sometimes, it’s the beauty of my back deck garden. With all the rain we’ve been getting lately, it has grown full and luxurious,... Continue Reading →

Rivers in the Desert

  Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild beasts will honor me, the jackals and the... Continue Reading →

Extravagant Displays of God’s Handiwork

  The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. ~ Psalm 19:1-2 One of the saddest things about living in the city... Continue Reading →

Why Going to Church is Part of Sabbath Rest

One of my favorite conversations with my grandma was about Sabbath. Grandma grew up in China in the first half of the 20th century as the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries. She loved China, longing for it well into old age... Continue Reading →

Grace for the Spiritual Perfectionist

  O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing... Continue Reading →

3-D Jesus

  Tomorrow is a day Christians commemorate as "Maundy Thursday," the day that we remember the Last Supper that Jesus had with his 12 closest disciples, and the night that he is betrayed and handed over to be killed by... Continue Reading →

Acquiring Hope

I live in a privileged world.  In my social circles, people are generally beautiful, highly educated, financially sound, physically healthy, and very well-connected.  We have the ability to get most material items we want (homes, cars, expensive kitchen appliances…or whatever…),... Continue Reading →

The Opening Act, Panoramic Views

As Fraulein Maria sings in The Sound of Music, "Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start!  When you read, you begin with A B C."  When you read the Bible, you start with Genesis 1.  Cue the... Continue Reading →

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