the shoreline of perspective

[cross-posted to www.kimberlygallagher.com] [VIDEO CLIP] Standing on the shore, looking out at the expanse of water and sky – nothing but water…sun…clouds…and the whooshing sound of the waves as the tide goes in…and out. Breathing in salty air…breathing out life. Clearing my mind. Clearing my soul. Gaining perspective. Sometimes God places us on the shore …

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someday: beyond the tree

beyond the tree

[cross-posted to www.kimberlygallagher.com] Recently, I was cleaning out the unfinished side of the basement which involved reorganizing and digging through stacks of boxes. As I unwrapped a pile of framed items to investigate, I rediscovered something special: a framed picture of tree tops against a sunrise.  These trees belonged to a neighbor’s yard a few …

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YOU are a disciple

[cross-posted to www.kimberlygallagher.com] Whatever your age, circumstances, etc., if Jesus is your Savior, you are the next generation of Apostles. You are a Disciple of Christ. Just as Jesus prayed for all Believers in John 17 (reference below), He has prayed for you now: Verse 20 “I pray also for those who will believe in …

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how do I deal with discouragement? (Reading the Beatitudes Forwards, Backwards & Inside-Out) (Burning Questions Series #3)

[cross-posted from www.ArtOfTheChristianNinja.com] Click here for Audio This World is Getting Worse (And There’s Nothing We Can Do About It) Last week we said that this world is not our home. Has anyone felt that they just want to get off this planet and be with Jesus this week? To reach our final destination: “Behold, …

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what are you holding back from God? (The Widow’s Offering – Mark 12:38-44)

[cross-posted from www.ArtOfTheChristianNinja.com] Click Here for Audio The Joy of Bible Study When I do Bible study (and perhaps this happens to you), I often have one of three experiences –each flowing from one to the next. I usually start out by feeling like a hunter, an archaeologist, or a prospector… wandering about, fairly sure …

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answering life’s biggest questions: love, purpose & priorities (Mark 12:28-34)

[cross-posted from www.ArtOfTheChristianNinja.com] Click here for Audio Our current mini-series has been covering the questions that Jesus was asked as He entered the Temple the day after He cleared the Temple courts by driving people out, overturning tables and releasing the animals. As He came up the stairs he was confronted by the Sanhedrin, the …

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