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Striving Vs. Growing

Trying to be good or better is not the ultimate goal of our faith. Grace was not given for us to fall in line. We were created to be fully alive spiritually and love deeply and purely. Unfortunately we are all caved in more empty versions of our intended design. The caved in conscious mind has difficulty seeing beyond itself…

God is Love

Our relationship with God is intricately tied to our relationship with people. We cannot despise, malign, hurt, seduce, manipulate and or degrade another human being and not be hostile toward God. Our “way” toward God is broken when we injure people because God is Love. This is clear through Scripture. “Any one who says they love God and hates his…

Atlanta Bound

A few months ago an impression that Victory World Church in Atlanta, GA may be an assignment for our family. Having turned down consistent offers over the last few years from other places of interest (including Atlanta) I was resolute about our place here and rooted in Oklahoma City. I had come to the place of not even considering it…

Anti-Community

I’ve been thinking about what makes for a more meaningful community recently. Actually and more specifically I have been thinking about what makes for non-community to occur. What are the forces that exist in a person or culture that work against the construction of “family” level relationships with others? To have what Scripture calls “brothers and sisters” is really something…

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