Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dear Grace-Grippers I have battled a sinus infection since returning from Mepkin Abbey and just haven’t had the clarity to write this week. Hope to “dry up” this problem quickly. Hoping that this Advent brings new birth surprises into all … Continue reading

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Being Still…..

Grace-Gripped will resume on Monday, 11/25. Carolyn and I are at Mepkin Abbey for a week long silent retreat. “Be still … and know I am God”.  Thankful . Ken 

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Hidden in Plain Sight (2)

November 15, 2013 “How many loaves of bread do you have?” Mark 6:38 The Message In a race-divided nation a God-appointed preacher said: “The secret of the Christian life is simply the presence of Jesus Christ.” This nail-scarred .. grave-risen … Continue reading

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“Look here…”

“When he saw Peter and John about to enter the Temple, he asked for a handout. Peter, with John at his side, looked him straight in the eye and said, “Look here.” He looked up, expecting to get something from … Continue reading

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God’s urgent patience …

November 13, 2013 “Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life — no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is … Continue reading

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Life in Jesus …

November 12, 2013 “God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He’s set us up in the kingdom of the Son he love so much. The Son got us out of the pit we were in, got rid of … Continue reading

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Hidden in plain sight…..

“This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless … Continue reading

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Honesty by another name … confession

November 8, 2013 “Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed.” James 5:16 The Message Confession is more than just admitting you did … Continue reading

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On your own .. or .. one of his own..?

November 7, 2013 “Our firm decision is to work from this focused center: One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat. He included everyone in his death so that everyone could also be included in his … Continue reading

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God’s a lousy poker player…

November 6, 2013 “I’m calling it quits on the kingdom of Israel .. I’ve run out of mercy. There’s no more forgiveness. .. You’ve become nobodies to me, and I God, am a nobody to you….” Hosea 1:4-9 The Message … Continue reading

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