Grace, marriage and weakness

Many people enter into marriage Too strong Too knowledgeable Too wise Too experienced Too spiritual or religious Too smart Too clever Too educated Too strategic Mainstream advice on dating and marriage (whether from the church or world) tells single people that they have to enter into marriage knowing their strengths and how to use their strengths …

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If you only knew how God sees you

Numbers 23 and 24 are some of my favorite portions of scripture. I just can’t get enough of these scriptures. Every time I study these scriptures, life just oozes out of them. Let me show you why… In their wilderness journeys, the Israelites met the Moabites and Balak their king was very afraid of them. …

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What’s your worth?

There is this fascinating account in Leviticus 27 about how the priest would place a determinate value on people, animals, houses, and fields. The whole chapter describes how the valuation process took place. If it were a man 20-60 years old, their value would be 50 shekels of silver. If it were a woman of …

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A+ and I didn’t do the exam

  I don’t like going to these places - hospitals, police stations, exam rooms, driver’s licensing centers and airports. I don’t like going to these places at all. Whenever I go to these places for whatever reasons even legitimate ones, my body twitches, squirms, I breathe heavily, sweat, and I try to calm my nerves by …

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“Church, let’s lift our hands in surrender”. Worship leader, here’s why that is not in view of the New Covenant.

    For many years as a worship leader I encouraged people during worship to lift their hands as a sign of surrender. During worship, I made it a priority to make sure that there will be a session where the whole church would lift up their hands. I actually loved the sight of it. …

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You shall not what? The Ten Commandments…naah. I don’t know what you are talking about.

  A lot of people of my generation don’t really know what the Ten Commandments are. Many of my generation can only recite parts of the Ten Commandments and most probably they heard about the Ten Commandments from a secondary source. Like from an old guy who wasn’t even sure himself or peers who are …

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Hmmm that smells so good. I love that

When Jenny and I travel overseas, we usually stop by the Duty Free shops at the airport to try out some perfumes. Jenny especially loves to smell perfumes and to sample them. These shops, have fragrance testing paper strips that you can spray the perfume on and then smell to really experience the scents in …

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The island life….picture of grace

I am writing this blog here in Mauritius a small island in the Indian Ocean. It is 27°C, humid, and a bit rainy. Jenny is lying on the bed "reading" (she is actually looking at properties here in Mauritius like we could afford it. Come to think of it though. We could afford to buy …

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The storm…working for you perhaps?

Mark 6:45-52 (NKJV) Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away. And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray. Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; …

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Shut up and dance with me…

I was walking through our local mall and the song Shut up and Dance by the artist Walk the Moon was playing in the background. If you know my wifey, shopping and in particular window shopping is her therapy. So during the course of our marriage I've had my share of "therapy" sessions. If you …

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