Entries by Brandon

Love Never Fails: Getting in the Way of What I’m Feeling

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Love Never Fails: God’s love, displayed through Christ, was the greatest gift we could ever imagine. It solved THE biggest problem of our existence: The problem of our SIN. This gift of love was freely given on the merit of Christ’s righteousness, so that no man can boast. God’s plan, however, isn’t only for us […]

Love Never Fails: Love Is A Choice

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God’s love, displayed through Christ, was the greatest gift we could ever imagine. It solved THE biggest problem of our existence: The problem of our SIN. This gift of love was freely given on the merit of Christ’s righteousness, so that no man can boast. God’s plan, however, isn’t only for us to receive this […]

Love Costs

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Love COSTS…but NEVER TOO MUCH!!! With as much GRACE, MERCY, PITY, FORGIVENESS, and FAVOR we’ve been given by the CHIEF LOVER of our SOULS,  the LEAST we can do is LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY…NO MATTER THE COST!!! For LOVE, there’s some things I CANNOT do, and other things I WILL NOT do! Yet,  within the HEALTHY PARAMETERS […]

A Resolute Faith

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A RESOLUTE FAITH in DARK PLACES!!! That’s how we THRIVE!!! With DARKNESS all around, with DEATH casting its deepest SHADOW upon my FUTURE,  with SIN lurking ever attempting to DISTRACT my focus, with DOUBTERS rehearsing worn-out prophesies based upon what THEY THINK THEY KNOW, I BEHAVE in a  way that shatters HELL’S PLAN for my […]

Right Belief

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What difference does it make to have a RIGHT BELIEF when your BELIEF makes no impact upon your BEHAVIOR? What good is your FAITH if it can’t help you when NO  ONE’S WATCHING YOU! Can your FAITH keep you committed when HELL is all around for a period of time? Who does your FAITH say […]

Very Difficult Space

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Trauma, abuse, neglect, and abandonment produce a VERY DIFFICULT SPACE in which to foster positive, focused, formative development for children and youth. To all of you, my FB peeps, who experienced these HITS to your HEART AND SELF-ESTEEM and, by the grace of God, came out ALIVE, VIBRANT, STRONG, without the SMELL OF SMOKE, HERE’S […]

One Decision

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ONE call… ONE conversation… ONE message… ONE hug… ONE touch… ONE song… ONE turn… ONE DECISION…can make ALL THE DIFFERENCE in YOUR WORLD!!! Your life can turn around in the FLASH of ONE CHOICE!!! Never underestimate how PREGNANT with POSSIBILITIES there are in ONE MOMENT…one NOW MOMENT…like RIGHT NOW…TODAY!!! Make the choice to MAKE TODAY […]

Dangerous

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THE most DANGEROUS threat to the peace, security, safety, fellowship, sense of community, progress, and growth of any CONGREGATION is NOT THE DEVIL, but an INSECURE PASTOR!!! (Jer. 3:15)

The Matrix

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I wonder…have many of our church cultures become “The Matrix”, places where we construct imaginary worlds which hide from us the stark, dark realities of the real world? Are we, in our churches, groups of people who have taken the “blue pill”…a room full of “sentinels”? What happens if one person, or a few, decides […]