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Luminouré – Part Two: The Word of Truth

I relegated the power of this truth to the breadth of my belief rather than recognizing my belief is only one small part of a whole reality that they present.
Now instead of thinking that the word of God is true because I believe it, I am beginning to humbly recognize that I believe in something that is true, not by my own power but by the grace of God which is given to reveal the person of Jesus so that I can begin to be restored to the promises of history and the present and growing reality of the kingdom. This light has already begun to burst forth in my heart and its rays are casting tender shadows whose height I cannot even begin to comprehend. There is much more here than I had previously imagined.

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A Pumpkin of Peace

Catholic Charities has an apartment-style building in St. Paul to help financially challenged individuals begin to live on their own. As our first outreach day for the school of ministry, we offered to spend our morning working on a landscaping project for them. Unlike most other landscaping projects I have worked on, this one had a special purpose beyond a smart-looking street-side view. We were going to bless the land with peace. Our purpose was to pray peace over the people who lived there and over everyone who would walk by. When you have a purpose of imparting a gift...

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Genesis

Questions and Observations Genesis 2-4 Adam was cursed ‘because he had done this’ Eve was simply cursed. The curses happened in their physical bodies and in their relationship to the earth – these were the two things that had been violated. Abel’s blood cried out and cain was cursed in relationship to the ground because he had spilled blood into it. Cain went away from the presence of the Lord – which must have still been somewhere with Adam and Eve. As Lamech’s poem indicates, his offspring maintained a knowledge of God, but did not live in His presence. Genesis...

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Numbers

3 Instead of taking all the first born children, God took the tribe of Levi. The redemption was 1 for 1. 12 When Aaron and Miriam recognized that Moses’ marriage should have disqualified him from leadership, God did not rationalize their challenge. He simply said “He knows me.” 13 The people were supposed to find out what kind of land they would live in. They were to look at the houses, the land, and the trees. They returned with a report of the people who lived there Why was the land blessed when the people in it were not? 17...