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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.

Desire, Posession, and Happiness 0

Desire, Posession, and Happiness

Why do we desire that which we do not possess and seldom possess what we desire? Why do we seldom desire what we possess and possess what we seldom desire? If we were to discover that we desire all that we possess, we might be supremely happy. But for some reason, the desire is almost always directed toward that which is immediately unobtainable. Ironically, if the desire becomes a possession, the desire fades and the possession loses its value. What if we were to have desire only for that which we possessed? What if we never desired that which we...

The Never Ending Song 0

The Never Ending Song

For the past many days my heart and my head have been filled with thoughts that swirl around like patterns of leaves caught in the fall breeze that sweeps across Minnesota this time of the year. My heart is filled to overflowing and expresses itself in music, in drawing, in writing, in encouraging other people, and in reaching moments of inexpressible joy. In the same way, my mind is constantly at work exploring new ideas, synthesizing information and creating opportunities. I am becoming more fully human than I ever expected human to be and yet have no way to describe...

Branching Out 0

Branching Out

Aristotle’s analogy of the tree has become very interesting to me. It states that the top of the tree could be squished together and would be no larger than the base of the tree. Have you ever seen a tree that was top-heavy? It is usually lying on the ground.   I am trying to understand at what point I branch out from the core of who I am and let a specific part of who I am express itself more fully. When does business become its own branch of the tree representing my life? Branching out is risky. It...